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on March 8, 2017

Avian flu surveillance of backyard, wild birds commences

USDA, Tennessee officials say backyard poultry and wild waterfowl will be surveyed to prevent avian influenza’s spread after detection in Tennessee

With testing of commercial poultry flocks within a ten-mile radius of a farm in Tennessee that was infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza completed, veterinary officials are now checking to see if the virus is present in backyard flocks.

USDA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere and Tennessee State Veterinarian Charles Hatcher…

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