Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

Kentucky: LPAI in second flock

4 April, 2017

Low-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza was confirmed at second site in Christian County, Kentucky on March 31. Approximately 2,700 birds were culled. The confirmation came during the investigation of the initial finding in March, when federal and state authorities confirmed the presence of low-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza was confirmed in a commercial chicken flock of 22,000 hens.
Poultry and egg sales generated an estimated $1.2 billion in cash receipts to Kentucky farmers in 2015. Kentucky farmers produced 307.7 million broilers and nearly 1.3 billion eggs in 2015.