H5N2 Hits Large Iowa Farm
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 20, 2015 05:19 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A 5.3-million chicken egg-laying farm in Iowa will be depopulated after USDA officials confirmed the flock was hit with the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza.

The chicken flock in Osceola County, Iowa, is by far the largest-single chicken flock to test positive for the virus, which continues to spread across various poultry industry segments in the Midwest.

Dustin Vande Hoef, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, said 5.3 million birds was the full capacity for the site that was infected. Vande Hoef said as part of containment for the H3N2 flu, all of the birds ...

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