Sask extends the health order limiting movement of poultry due to avian flu

Saskatchewan’s chief veterinary officer has extended the animal health control area order for another four weeks.

Continued outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in domestic poultry prompted the move to continue a ban on movement of birds in shows, auctions and farm fairs or any other event where birds are brought together from multiple locations.

The avian flu is linked to wild birds, so the risk of disease spread will remain high through the rest of the fall migration seaons, which usually occurs until mid-November.

Poultry producers and small flock owners are advised to follow all necessary biosecurity protocols to protect their flocks from the disease.

The current health order limiting the transport and co-mingling of poultry has been extended to November 17th.


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