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Kansas Avian Influenza Information

chickensIn the Spring of 2015, it is suspected that migrating waterfowl passing through the West Coast and central flyways passed Avian Influenza (AI) virus to a few small flocks, and some commercial producers. Kansas eventually quarantined some areas where a small flock and some commercial turkeys tested positive. Soon after, the Kansas Animal Health Division (KAHD) placed a stop movement on all poultry brought together in swaps, auctions, shows, and the Kansas State Fair so that it would prevent the further spread of AI. This also occurred in many adjacent states. This has been rapidly developing and has affected many stakeholders in Kansas. This page is intended to provide information as it develops so that 4-Hers, producers, county agents, small flock owners, and gamebird producers can find the information they need to protect their enterprises.

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