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State Veterinarian issues restriction to protect KY poultry
Kentucky re-enacts bird sales, movement restrictions as proactive response to Indiana avian flu outbreak
By Angela Blank
News for the office of Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, KY Dept. of Agriculture
FRANKFORT, KY - State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has re-enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky's poultry industry and bird population from the avian influenza outbreak in southern Indiana that federal officials announced on Friday, January 15, 2016.
"We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution," Dr. Stout said. "Poultry is Kentucky's leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure."
The Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) reinstated the following actions:
Dr. Stout encouraged poultry producers and all other bird owners to take biosecurity measures to prevent their birds from being infected with avian influenza or other bird diseases:
Kentucky entry requirements are listed on the OSV website at www.kyagr.com/statevet/import-poultry-ratites.html. For more biosecurity tips and other information about avian influenza, go to healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov/.
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