Testing required if showing lactating dairy cows in Minnesota, United States this summer

Published Jun 18, 2024

Tridge summary

Minnesota's Board of Animal Health has implemented a new rule that requires lactating dairy cattle to have a negative Influenza A Test before being allowed to participate in fairs and exhibitions. This rule is in response to the detection of four cases of H5N1 in livestock since March, with more positive cases expected due to increased testing. This regulation is in effect until the end of the year to prevent the spread of the disease.
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Starting this week, Minnesota’s Board of Animal Health is requiring lactating dairy cattle to have negative Influenza A Test before going to fairs and exhibitions. Ag Commissioner Thom Peterson says “a lot of times in the barns, people are close together and they share milking areas and machines.” Petersen says many livestock shows happen in Minnesota over the summer and state leaders don’t want to cancel. And even if dairy farms aren’t showing cows this summer, he says herds should be tested for H5N1. “We want to be as aggressive as we can right now, but we’re working with farmers to control this as much as we can.” Minnesota has had four positive cases of H5N1 in ...
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