A third farm affected in the Capitale-Nationale by avian flu

A third case of avian influenza was declared Saturday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in a commercial turkey farm located in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, in the Capitale-Nationale.

It was the Quebec Poultry Disease Control Team (EQCMA) who made the announcement on Sunday in a press release.

The third site is located a few meters from the second infected site, according to information obtained from the Quebec poultry breeders.

The new cases of avian influenza were detected through CFIA surveillance, which tests birds on farms located within a three kilometer zone around the first site, called the affected zone, twice a week.

An estimated 14,800 turkeys are at this new site.

Only a few have so far died, which is why the breeder, who was in shock when he learned of the CFIA’s analysis results, would not have noticed any warning signs.

Remember that the first case was detected on June 28 on a farm with 4,600 turkeys. A second site with nearly 10,000 turkeys was then hit on July 3.

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