Nearly all 400K birds at Indiana farms with bird flu killed

January 20, 2016

Animal health officials responding to a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana say crews have nearly finished killing more than 400,000 birds ordered euthanized at the 10 affected commercial poultry farms.

Indiana State Board of Animal Health spokeswoman Denise Derrer says about 13,000 turkeys remaining at two were expected to be killed Wednesday.

Derrer says the H7N8 virus has not been found in any other flocks since Saturday.

The H7N8 strain is different than the H5N2 virus that led to the deaths of 48 million birds last summer.

Crews began euthanizing more than 245,000 turkeys in Indiana's Dubois County last week to prevent the virus' spread. Another 156,000 chickens at one of 10 farms also were killed because they were at high risk of contracting the .

Explore further: 156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

Related Stories

156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

January 19, 2016

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number of birds to be killed ...

Q&A: Details about the latest round of bird flu

January 20, 2016

In just a few days, a bird flu virus has led to the deaths of more than 400,000 turkeys and chickens on 10 farms in a southwest Indiana county that's the state's largest turkey producer. Here are some questions and answers ...

Third Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

March 28, 2015

An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing ...

Recommended for you

Scale-eating fish adopt clever parasitic methods to survive

January 17, 2018

Think of them as extra-large parasites. A small group of fishes—possibly the world's cleverest carnivorous grazers—feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. The different species' approach differs: some ram their ...

How living systems compute solutions to problems

January 17, 2018

How do decisions get made in the natural world? One possibility is that the individuals or components in biological systems collectively compute solutions to challenges they face in their environments. Consider that fish ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.