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on December 14, 2018

40,000 Maryland chickens culled over avian flu fears

Broiler flock in Wicomico County saw mortality levels return to normal after chickens were treated for bacterial disease, but inconclusive avian flu test results led to decision to cull

About 40,000 chickens have been culled at commercial poultry farm in Wicomico County, Maryland, after the flock was experiencing higher than normal mortality.

According to James Fisher, communications manager, Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI), samples from the flock were submitted to the Maryland Department of Agriculture laboratory for a complete disease…

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