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HPAI Update: USDA Clarification on Federal Order for Dairy Cattle

The United States Department of Agriculture recently released additional information about the federal order to assist with developing a baseline of critical information and limiting the spread of H5N1 in dairy cattle, as well as guidelines for shows and fairs. Some brief highlights related to recent common inquiries include the following:

USDA Updates on HPAI

  • Animals moving interstate to an exhibition, show, or sale may pass the 7-day testing window; is it possible to skip additional testing to return to the first farm? Animals moving interstate to an exhibition, show, or sale must have a negative test result from samples collected within 7 days of movement. These animals may travel to their home herd using the same negative test result provided the exhibition, show, or sale does not exceed 10 days of length.
  • Limit animal comingling of animals and follow biosecurity protocols.
  • Please check with each exhibition event to understand individual guidelines in place for dairy cattle.
  • Additional guidance about minimizing transmissions at livestock exhibitions can be found here
Source : wisc.edu

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