Bird Flu Disaster Proclamation Extended Until August 30

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday extended the State of Disaster Emergency in Iowa following avian flu outbreak until August 30. This is the third extension of the Disaster Proclamation the governor announced. The current disaster proclamation was set to expire on July 31. The proclamation activates the disaster response and recovery aspect of the Iowa […]

Six Probable Cases Of Bird Flu Found In Sioux and O’Brien Counties

Today, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced that they are responding to six probable cases of the bird flu (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms located in both Sioux and O’Brien counties.  These six new cases would bring the total of bird flu cases in Iowa to 34.  According to the Iowa Department of […]

4 New Cases of Possible Bird Flu Detected In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced today that they are responding to four additional probable cases of bird flu in the state on commercial poultry farms in Buena Vista, Cherokee and Wright counties.  If confirmed, these four additional cases of bird flu would bring the total number of bird flu cases at Iowa farms to […]

Bird Flu Spreads To 4 Additional Iowa Farms

The Iowa Department of Agriculture has announced  that they are looking into four probable cases of the bird flu in poultry farms located in Osceola, O’Brien and Sioux Counties in Northwest Iowa.  These four new cases join the three confirmed cases in Iowa. State officials have quarantined the locations and plan to euthanize all of the […]

Third Case of Bird Flu Detected In Iowa

The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture has confirmed that the third case of bird flu has been confirmed this time in Sac County with a facility that has an estimated 34,000 turkeys. State officials quarantined the premise and the birds will be euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.  The Center for Disease Control says the risk […]

Bird Flu Discovered In Osceola County

5.3 Million Birds To Be Euthanized On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of the H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) at a facility located in Osceola County which holds 5.3 million hens and is the second confirmed case in the state of Iowa. According […]