Another BV County Bird Flu Case Confirmed

Another case of bird flu has been confirmed in Buena Vista County.

Agriculture officials on Tuesday confirmed a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock within BV County. This marks the second BV County commercial turkey flock to be infected with bird flu this fall. Another commercial turkey flock was recently infected with bird flu in Pocahontas County.

Commercial and backyard flock owners should prevent contact between their birds and wild birds. Sick birds or unusual deaths among birds should be immediately reported to state or federal officials. Biosecurity resources and best practices are available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship website.

If producers suspect signs of bird flu in their flocks, they should contact their veterinarian immediately. Possible cases must also be reported to the Iowa Department of Ag. Bird flu signs may include a sudden increase in bird deaths without any clinical signs, lethargy and/or lack of energy and appetite, and a decrease in egg production to name a few.

It remains safe to eat poultry products.