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MINNESOTA BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.1 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 20, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 46.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health issued the ban that applies to poultry community sales, swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where poultry and susceptible birds are brought together would begin April 1 and run through May 1.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirm in poultry flocks in Meeker and Mower counties in Minnesota.

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The DNR implemented the rule Oct. 11 after learning that a CWD-positive farm in Wisconsin shipped 387 farmed white-tailed deer to farms in seven states, including Minnesota.
Hunters will be required to test for chronic wasting disease over the opening weekend of the firearm deer hunting season in regions where the state has tracked the deadly illness in deer.
Last week, officials from the Minnesota DNR’s wildlife health and big game programs, along with partner representatives from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Prion Research and Outreach, gathered to lead two public information sessions about Beltrami County’s current CWD status.
After little action by the state Legislature, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association says repeated chronic wasting disease outbreaks on deer farms threaten the future of hunting.
Emergency action will provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and prevent additional transfer from potentially exposed farms.
The tiger lives at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Pine County, Minn. The sanctuary veterinarian reports the 21-year-old female Sumatran/Bengal tiger received supportive care and has recovered.

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