Wisconsin loosens poultry restrictions

Wisconsin has lifted some restrictions on moving poultry that were in place to prevent spreading avian influenza. 

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection spokesman Kevin Hoffman says the last three zones for restricted movement in Barron County have been released as of Monday.

The state still has a special order in place prohibiting poultry exhibitions and other movements where birds can comingle

Flocks in 14 counties have tested positive for avian influenza. The department urges poultry owners to remain vigilant and continue practicing strong biosecurity measures to protect birds from the virus.

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