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Wisconsin amends poultry movement ban

Wisconsin has modified its recent ban on transporting and showing poultry.  Kevin Hoffman with the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says the most recent order replaces the April 7th order, and now prohibits the movement of all domestic birds to events, shows, exhibitions and swap meets… not just poultry.

The new order applies to any avian species held in captivity, including poultry, ratites, pet birds, and farm-raised game birds that have not been released into the wild.

Hoffman says the new order will remain in effect until 30 days after the last detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza among domestic flocks in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is up to 18 confirmed avian influenza premises with 7 of them commercial flocks. The most recent one was a commercial turkey flock in Barron County last Friday.

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