Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Impacts Montana


May 25, 2022

In a news release on May 2, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced that Montana now has eight flocks of birds with a confirmed infection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

This report comes after HPAI was detected in a Pondera County flock. These are the first cases of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana since 2015.

According to Montana’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Zaluski, these cases are part of a wave of HPAI infections in the United States linked to the seasonal migrations of wild birds. HPAI has also been detected in Cascade, Fergus, Gallatin, Gla...

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