HPAI Update as of 11/8/2022

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There have been more confirmations of HPAI in backyard flocks with the most recent being in Onslow County. As alway, you can refer to the press release linked below for more information. Be cautious with you flocks while birds are still migrating and be sure to monitor their health and make note of an unusual signs and symptoms that they may be showing.

The Signs & Symptoms of HPAI Include:

• Reduced energy, decreased appetite, and/or decreased activity

• Lower egg production and/or soft-shelled or misshapen eggs

• Swelling of the head, eyelids, comb and wattles

• Purple discoloration of the wattles, comb and legs

• Difficulty breathing, runny nares (nose), and/or sneezing

• Twisting of the head & neck, stumbling, falling down, tremors and/or circling

• Greenish diarrhea

For more information visit Backyard flock in Onslow County tests positive for HPAI