Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo reopens to the public

Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo reopens to the public

ALEXANDRA STONE. DAVID: I’M DAVID EARL. OMAHA’S ZOO JUST UPPED ITS BIOSECURITY. AND SOME OWNERS ARE WORRIED THEIR BACKYARD FLOCK WILL BE AFFECTED NEXT. ALEXANDRA: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S KATHERINE GARCIA REPORTS ON THE CONCERNS. REPORTER: OMAHA HENRY DOORLY ZOO IS ON HIGH ALERT TPRO OTECT ITS BIRDS. >> THE PRECAUTIONS WE’RE TAKING FOR OUR BIRDS’ … Read more

4-H kids happy to see bird show ban lifted | Columnists: Nick Hytrek

4-H kids happy to see bird show ban lifted |  Columnists: Nick Hytrek

SLOAN, Iowa — All spring, Addy Johnson feared a repeat of 2015, when the poultry barn at the Woodbury County Fair featured none of her feathered friends. “I’d go in there and look at the rabbits and the other side was empty and it was sad,” Addy said. Avian influenza, or bird flu, had swept … Read more

Hundreds of dead cormorants wash up on Martha’s Vineyard as officials warn of bird flu

Hundreds of dead cormorants wash up on Martha’s Vineyard as officials warn of bird flu

Hundreds of dead birds have washed up on Martha’s Vineyard and animal control officials there think a highly contagious strain of avian flu may be responsible. The Tisbury Animal Control posted an “avian influenza warning” on social media Monday, telling residents that hundreds of dead cormorants have washed up all over the island and it’s … Read more

Bird flu linked to Eldorado Park cormorants |

Bird flu linked to Eldorado Park cormorants |

The avian flu has reached Scottsdale. The disease was found in three cormorants in Eldorado Park, the first instance of it being found in Arizona. The disease is not dangerous to humans. “Currently, the transmission risk of avian influenza from infected birds to people remains low, but people should take basic protective measures (ie, wearing … Read more

Take Down Your Bird Feeders to Reduce Spread of Bird Flu: Experts

Take Down Your Bird Feeders to Reduce Spread of Bird Flu: Experts

April 15, 2022 – Heads up, bird lovers: Some experts are urging you to temporarily take down backyard feeders to contain an outbreak of avian influenza. Victoria Hall, DVM, executive director of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, said any gathering of birds increases the chance that the disease will spread. “Taking down … Read more

Bird flu linked to Eldorado Park cormorants | City News

Bird flu linked to Eldorado Park cormorants |  City News

The avian flu has reached Scottsdale. The disease was found in three cormorants in Eldorado Park, the first instance of it being found in Arizona. The disease is not dangerous to humans. “Currently, the transmission risk of avian influenza from infected birds to people remains low, but people should take basic protective measures (ie, wearing … Read more

Statewide ban on poultry at live events amid highly contagious bird flu outbreaks lifted | Local News

Statewide ban on poultry at live events amid highly contagious bird flu outbreaks lifted |  Local News

Emilie Heidemann | Wisconsin State Journal A statewide order prohibiting the movement of poultry to live events amid widespread bird flu outbreaks has been lifted, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday. The ban had been in effect since May to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. This strain … Read more

Bird flu: UK research project launched to protect poultry and seabirds

Bird flu: UK research project launched to protect poultry and seabirds

A UK government-backed project – FluMap – aims to help understand how bird flu is evolving and finding its way into poultry farms Environment 20 June 2022 By Adam Vaughan A notice warning of an avian influenza outbreak, taken on 25 January in Windsor, UK Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images Scientists have embarked on … Read more