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Penn State Experts Mobilize To Help Dairy Producers Protect Herds From Avian Flu

With nine states to date reporting dairy herds affected by a syndrome thought to be caused by a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, animal health experts and extension educators in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have mobilized to provide dairy producers with information that can help protect their herds from infection.

The rapidly evolving situation began in March, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed that dairy cows in Texas and Kansas were infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI. Although the virus is generally not fatal to cattle — as it...


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