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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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 Report dead poultry  1-866-536-7593
 Report dead wild birds
 (5 or more dead wild birds)


Affected Counties


Date Confirmed Positive

Number of Poultry

Type of Operation


 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
Total: 77


HPAI Information

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

Bird Movement Ban Lifts September 17

Modified Bird Movement Ban Effective July 10, 2015

Indiana Limits Bird Movements to Protect Against Avian Influenza: Animal Health Advisory, May 27, 2015

 Poultry Sales Allowed Under Current Indiana Ban: Animal Health Advisory, May 29, 2015
FAQs to Clarify Poultry Commingling Ban: Animal Health Advisory, May 28, 2015

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: or call BOAH at: 317-544-2400.

Health requirements for poultry entering Indiana


Surveillance Testing (wild birds)

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sampling wild birds across the state. An interactive map with wild bird test results is available at:


Response Zones

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



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