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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial flock of 570,000 broilers in Butler County.

 

HPAI is a highly contagious virus that spreads easily among birds through nasal and eye secretions, as well as manure. The virus can be spread in various ways from flock to flock, including by wild birds, through contact with infected poultry, by equipment, and on the clothing and shoes of caretakers. Wild birds can carry the virus without becoming sick, while domesticated birds can become very sick.

 

March 23 - Statewide Tornado Drill and Siren Test: 

 

The Statewide Tornado Drill and Siren Test is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 between 10 - 11 a.m. CDT / 9-10 a.m. MDT.  (The siren test may be cancelled if severe weather or cold temperatures are in the forecast.) 

LINCOLN — Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest plant sale and garden event, is back in-person April 28-30 in Lincoln.

      There’s a plant for every garden, with more than 600 different varieties of perennials, herbs, grasses, succulents, trees and shrubs available. They are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and popular demand and provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc., of Clarkson, Neb. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as an educational tool, fundraising event and to promote regional plants.

March 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christin Kamm
402-471-6856
NDA ADVISES POULTRY OWNERS TO WATCH FOR AVIAN INFLUENZA
LINCOLN –The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is advising poultry owners to
protect their flocks against avian influenza by closely monitoring their birds for signs of the
disease and by maintaining strict biosecurity practices. Highly pathogenic avian influenza
(HPAI) is very contagious and can cause severe illness and/or sudden death in domestic birds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed HPAI in commercial and/or backyard flocks
in Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York and Virginia.
To date, the virus has not been found in Nebraska.

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