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#15840 - 02/07/04 05:08 PM 12,000 chickens destroyed
Anonymous
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i see they found another virus h5 so glad i raise my own in non crouded condision like those big farms just my two cents eek

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#15841 - 02/07/04 05:58 PM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
Neil Offline
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Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 220
Loc: Michigan
I believe it is the H7 strain, NOT the H5 strain. It is unfortunate, but just be glad it isnt H5N1.
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#15842 - 02/07/04 06:05 PM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
D. Caveny Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1102
Loc: Arizona
This small flock of birds was being hauled to the New York Live Market. This is the same market that receives live birds from Pennsylvania where they have been having AI outbreaks for several years on and off. Then they hauled the dirty crates and wore the same boots and clothing they did at the live market back to the Delmarva which probably had picked up fecal cocntamination from the other fowl at the New York Live Market. Then these morons probably wore the dirty clothing contaminated with the fecal mater and feather dander from the infected fowl plus the dirty crates with the disease to infect their small flock of 12,000 these folks had on the Delmarva. Hopefully, they didn't track anything into a feed mill or contaminate anything which could infect some of the real broiler flocks on the Delmarva. The live markets should be outlawed as just like in Asia they are the point where marginal sanitation and zero biosecurity allows diseases to be mixed and transfered on crates, shoes, and other clothing not to mention vehicles which come and go to these live bird markets. These markets are a relic of the 19th century.

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#15843 - 02/08/04 04:34 PM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
Lacey Offline
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Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 427
Loc: Pennsylvania
Now this is worrying me. The only info i saw about the H7 found in deleware was on the AOL news. You seem to have alot more info about how it was tracked an all. Where can i read this info? Also i live in Pa and i have heard nothing about AI outbreaks i'm going to guess AI is the Avian influenza? I've only had chickens since may i never followed poulty news up till a few months ago, could you please post a link about the current H7 found? Thanks!

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#15844 - 02/09/04 08:30 AM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
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Mike. Please do not assume that your flock are immune or safe. This virus is not just a disease of bad conditions. All poultry can catch it. Its unfair I know but it would be dangerous to think that just because you keep your hens properly that they cannot be affected.

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#15845 - 02/09/04 10:45 AM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
Graciel Offline
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Registered: 07/18/02
Posts: 423
Loc: New York
http://www.promedmail.org/pls/askus/f?p=2400:1000:501544

That's a good place to watch disease outbreaks around the world.

Jennifer

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#15846 - 02/09/04 12:05 PM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
D. Caveny Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1102
Loc: Arizona
Another good website but it hasn't covered the turkey situation in California nor the current outbreaks of various serotypes of AI:

http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/avianinfluenza.htm

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#15847 - 02/10/04 06:43 PM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
DeMak Offline
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Registered: 09/29/02
Posts: 25
Loc: California

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#15848 - 02/11/04 07:21 AM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
Anonymous
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Hi all,
I haven't been here much lately but I had to check in with the new developements of late. An awful thing...hope they can get it under control. Question for those who know more than I...can wild birds carry the virus infecting other flocks?
Jennifer, PA

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#15849 - 02/11/04 10:28 AM Re: 12,000 chickens destroyed
Anonymous
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It is said to be possible for the virus to be transmitted by wild birds.Its probably safer to assume it is possible and if necessary keep them away from your flock.

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