By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Bird flu confirmed in Clay County

Governor issues disaster declaration last week


November 9, 2023


The affected flocks in Clay County contained a variety of species.

State officials last week confirmed the presence of bird flu in Clay County.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Nov. 3 confirmed three positive cases of the virus at three farms in Clay County. The affected sites were game bird duck farms, with one of the farms also containing a small backyard mixed species flock. Flocks with confirmed bird flu infections are euthanized.

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a disaster proclamation for Clay County following the confirmed bird flu cases. The proclamation all...

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