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North Carolina Lifts Its Suspension On Poultry Shows And Sales

The suspension of poultry shows and public sales in North Carolina has been lifted effective Wednesday, the state veterinarian said.

State Veterinarian Mike Martin announced in a news release that all exhibitions, farm tours, shows, sales, flea markets, auction markets, swaps and meets pertaining to poultry and feathered fowl in North Carolina can resume. The suspension had been in effect since April 5.

On May 12, the last High Path Avian Influenza control area was ended since no additional positive cases had been reported since April 11, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in the news release.

Martin is encouraging poultry owners to follow strict measures and monitor their flocks for signs of illness. He said that with warmer temperatures, officials hope the threat of HPAI is minimized for now.

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