The Facts - March 24, 2017
- The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has confirmed low pathogenic avian influenza in a Cullman County commercial breeder flock.
- The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries confirmed that a commercial poultry breeding flock in Pickens County and a backyard flock in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).
- As part of routine screening, the commercial company collected samples from the Pickens County flock and submitted them to the state diagnostic laboratory in Auburn. These samples, suspected positive for avian influenza, were forwarded to a USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa. NVSL confirmed that the commercial flock is positive for LPAI. Control measures are under way as a precautionary measure.
- Additionally, a Madison County backyard flock has been confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza (LPAI) by NVSL.
- Surveillance zones have been put in place surrounding the locations in both Pickens and Madison counties. Both flocks were euthanized.