Bird flu quarantines lifted
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Board of Animal Health Tuesday lifted the final quarantines on farms affected by bird flu earlier this year.
Most of the previously infected sites were cleared to restock turkeys or chickens on Oct. 6, and now the few remaining sites have completed measures to allow birds to return to the facilities. Farmers were required to take several steps to make sure any flu virus was eliminated before the state allows birds back on the farm.
“Minnesota poultry growers have worked tirelessly alongside animal health officials to eliminate this disease from our state,” said Dr. Bill Hartmann, state veterinarian and executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.