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Extension Director: Bird Owners Need To Be Aware Of 'Avian Flu' - Brevard NC


In the past several weeks, Bart Renner has received numerous calls about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Renner is the Transylvania County Extension director.

All bird owners, he said, whether for commercial production, backyard meat or eggs, and even pet chickens, ducks or geese, need to be aware about HPAI, which is also known as “bird flu.”

While no cases have been found in North Carolina, yet, HPAI poses a real threat to the poultry industry, Renner said.

North Carolina ranks third in turkey production and fourth in broiler production nationally.

Combined, all poul...

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