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Bird flu confirmed in O'Brien County dairy cows

First outbreak reported in Iowa

O'Brien County landed an unwanted first-place designation last week.

The county on June 5 was the first in Iowa to have a confirmed bird flu outbreak in a dairy herd. According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, a second detection was confirmed in a Sioux County herd on June 7.

To date, there have been more than 80 confirmed bird flu cases on dairy farms spanning 10 states, including South Dakota.

"Given the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza within dairy cattle in many other states, it is not a surprise that we would have a case given the size of our dairy in...

 
 
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