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Posted on: December 3, 2022

Avian Influenza in Kansas

Kansas Hunters. If you have backyard poultry, please take precautions to avoid bringing AI home.

According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), fall brought a resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) nationwide. Kansas has identified HPAI in several Kansas counties. 

Although Pottawatomie County has not had any confirmed cases at this time, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is investigating occurrences of ill and dying geese in the county. Pottawatomie County Local Health Officer Leslie Campbell, is encouraging everyone to limit contact with ill or dying geese. Hunters should follow the best practices of KDWP to prevent bringing the disease to backyard flocks.

Poultry owners should monitor their flocks. If birds begin showing signs of HPAI, contact your veterinarian or call KDA at 833-765-2006.

For more information about avian influenza go to the Animal Diseases page of the Kansas Department of Agriculture website or the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.

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