A previously announced case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Sanpete County, Utah, involved 36,700 commercial turkeys.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the presence of HPAI had been confirmed in two commercial turkey flocks in Sanpete County, but initially only announced flock size information for the other case, which was reported at 127,200 turkeys.

That same day, APHIS also reported a case in a commercial turkey flock in Ransom County, North Dakota, which affected 69,100 birds.

Since that date, the only HPAI cases reported in the United States have involved backyard poultry flocks.

With the two new HPAI cases in Sanpete County, there have been eight turkey flocks affected in the county in 2022. The only other HPAI case in commercial poultry in Utah was confirmed in a flock of more than 1.5 million laying hens in Cache County on April 25


To learn more about HPAI cases in commercial poultry flocks in the United States and Canada, see an interactive map on WATTPoultry.com.

Read our ongoing coverage of the global avian influenza outbreak.

Attend the 2022 Poultry Tech Summit

In 2022, commercial poultry farms in North America and Europe have experienced some of the worst ever losses due to HPAI outbreaks. Attend the 2022 edition of Poultry Tech Summit on October 30 - November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about the new technologies to improve on-farm biosecurity. This exclusive international gathering of industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers focuses on the transition of innovative technologies into commercial applications to advance the poultry industry.

Registration is now open with early savings available.