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Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Dairy Cows - Resources and News

LAST UPDATE: April 19, 2024 - 1:30 PM CST

AGPROfessionals is carefully monitoring information regarding the recent outbreak of HPAI in several dairies. Since this is a developing situation, we felt it would be helpful for producers to have easy access to information in one place.

Therefore, we have put together a list of articles and resources and will update this list as needed.

Information:

  • USDA / APHIS Map and Chart Showing Confirmed Cases - Updated by 4 PM Daily HERE
  • Keep Updated with the Latest Announcements from USDA / APHIS: HERE
  • APHIS FAQ - Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Dairy Herds: Frequently Asked Questions HERE
  • USDA / APHIS Information HPAI in Cattle: HERE
  • FDA- Questions and Answers Regarding Milk Safety During Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Outbreaks HERE
  • April 17 Article by the University of Minnesota - USDA Scientists Weigh Avian Flu Vaccine for Cows HERE
  • April 12 Press Release from South Dakota Animal Industry Board - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd HERE
  • April 10 Press Release from North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - High Path Avian Influenza detected in North Carolina Dairy Herd HERE
  • April 3rd Press Release from Ohio Department of Agriculture - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Ohio Dairy Herd - -
  • April 2nd Press Release from USDA / APHIS - "To date, USDA has confirmed the detection of HPAI in dairy herds in Texas (7) Kansas (2), Michigan (1), and New Mexico (1)" HERE
  • April 1st Press Release from USDA / APHIS HERE
  • April 1st Press Release from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection Reported in a Person in the U.S. - CDC’s Risk Assessment for the General Public Remains Low HERE
  • March 29 Press Release from USDA / APHIS HERE
  • American Veterinary Medical Association ( AVMA ) Press Release: HERE
  • Texas Animal Health Commission Press Release (3-26-2024): HERE
  • Idaho State Department of Agriculture Information: HERE
  • Information Provided by Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine - Sample List for Suspect Cattle: HERE
  • Joint Dairy Organization Statement on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Cows (3-25-2024) – National Milk Producers Federation, International Dairy Foods Association, the U.S. Dairy Export Council, and Dairy Management Inc: HERE

Articles:

  • Article in Progressive Farmer (4-9-2024) - Bovine Veterinary Group Names Illness HERE
  • Article in Agriculture Dive (4-8-2024) - Contaminated milk equipment potential source of bird flu spread to cattle: USDA HERE
  • Article in Progressive Farmer (4-3-2024) - Ohio Dairy Tests Positive for HPAI; Third State Linked to Texas Farms HERE
  • Article in Progressive Farmer (4-2-2024) - Person Infected with Bird Flu in Texas HERE
  • Article by AGDaily (4-01-2024) - Bird flu continues to spread on U.S. dairies to Michigan and Idaho HERE
  • Article in Dairy Herd Management (3-28-2024) – APHIS Now Thinks Wild Birds Are to Blame for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza’s Arrival on Four US Dairies: HERE
  • Interview with Jamie Jonker, Chief Science Officer for the National Milk Producers Federation: HERE
  • Article in Progressive Farmer (3-28-2024): HERE
  • Article in Progressive Farmer on Market Impact (3-27-2024): HERE
  • Article in Progressive Farmer (3-25-2024): HERE
  • Article in Progressive Dairy (3-25-2024): HERE

Biosecurity Information:

  • National Dairy Farm.com Biosecurity Information: HERE
  • Biosecurity Information from Secure Milk Supply HERE
  • USDA / APHIS Information About Wild Bird Populations, Improving Biosecurity with Wildlife Management Practices, and More: HERE
  • Beef Quality Assurance ( BQA ) Biosecurity Information: HERE
  • Additional BQA forms and biosecurity templates can be found HERE

Downloadable Biosecurity Resources - See Bottom of Page:

  • APHIS FAQ - Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Dairy Herds: Frequently Asked Questions
  • APHIS – Improving Biosecurity with Wildlife Management Practices: Preventing Access to Barns and Other Facilities
  • APHIS - APHIS Recommendations for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Virus in Livestock For Workers
  • APHIS - APHIS Recommendations for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Virus in Livestock For State Animal Health Officials, Accredited Veterinarians and Producers
  • National Milk Producers Federation Recommendations in English and Spanish
  • Improving Biosecurity with Wildlife Management Practices: Reducing Water Access
  • Improving Biosecurity with Wildlife Management Practices: Protecting Food Resources
  • Prevent Avian Influenza at Your Farm: Improve Your Biosecurity with Simple Wildlife Practices
  • National Dairy FARM Program Materials - Everyday Biosecurity Reference Manual
  • National Dairy FARM Program Materials – Enhanced Biosecurity Prep Guide
  • Beef Quality Assurance – Daily Biosecurity Plan for Disease Prevention
  • Beef Quality Assurance – Example Daily Biosecurity Plan – TEMPLATE