By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Avian Flu A Concern In Panhandle


April 14, 2022

Dr. Karla Wilke, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, shared her thoughts and information on avian influenza. A backyard flock in Scotts Bluff County became infected with avian influenza and the chickens and waterfowl had to be killed and incinerated.

Early detection is essential to controlling the disease, according to Wilke.

In March, avian influenza was detected in a commercial flock in Butler County and backyard flocks in Merrick and Holt counties, and later in Scotts Bluff County.

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