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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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Hotlines

 Report dead poultry  1-866-536-7593
 Report dead wild birds
 (5 or more dead wild birds)
 812-334-1137
 dfwinput@dnr.IN.gov
 Information  http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov/

 

Affected Counties

County     

Date Confirmed Positive

Number of Poultry

Type of Operation

Status
 Whitley

 May 9, 2015

77 backyard (hobby) Depopulated

Current Statewide Situation
Total number of affected premises = 1
Total number of affected counties = 1

Premises by County/Number of flocks
Whitley: 1

Total number of birds affected in Indiana
Backyard/hobby: 77
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Total: 77

 

HPAI Information

Click here for information on how to recognize the signs, use biosecurity and prevent spread.

High-Path Avian Influenza: Animal Health Advisory, May 11, 2015

 

Food Safety & Human Health 

  • The egg and poultry supplies are safe. All shipments of poultry and eggs are tested to ensure the absence of avian influenza (AI) before moving into the food supply. Always cook poultry products to 165 degrees.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the risk of transmission to humans is low. The strains of HPAI that are currently circulating in North America have no history of causing human illness. 
 

Permit Requirements for Control Areas

Movements of eggs, semen, live birds (including exotics and pets), bird carcasses, and poultry products (including byproducts such as feathers and manure) from HPAI control areas into Indiana must meet all entry requirements and be accompanied by a pre-approved permit. Permits must be obtained from the State Veterinarian of the state-of-origin after specific testing and/or biosecurity requirements are met.

If your premises is in a control area in Indiana, a permit is required to move poultry and poultry products (including eggs, feathers, litter and meat). To request a permit email BOAH at: poultrypermits@boah.in.gov or call BOAH at: 317-544-2400.

Health requirements for poultry entering Indiana

 

Response Zones

Click here for details about affected areas, including quarantines and movement restrictions.

 

Resources

Indiana Poultry Production Data

USDA Trade/Export information

USDA Avian Influenza updates
CDC Information on Avian Influenza
 
FAQs About Avian Influenza
What's the Difference Between Avian Flu v. Pan Flu
Biosecurity for the birds
DNR Nuisance Wildlife information
DNR Nuisance Canada Goose information