Avian flu cases detected in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford

By Michael Boriero, Local Journalism Initiative
Avian flu cases detected in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford

The number of avian flu cases in Quebec has increased steadily every week in October with another outbreak detected on Oct. 27, and this time the source is a farm in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford, just a few kilometres away from the previous hot zone.
Two bird farms in Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby were put into quarantine on Oct. 18. Those outbreaks are still considered active, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The latest outbreak brings the total number of infected premises to 11 in the province.
Last week, the Éleveurs de volaille du Québec, the provincial poultry breeders organization, told The Record that 11,500 turkeys were euthanized at one of the infected farms, meanwhile 46,000 chickens and 30,000 laying hens were euthanized at the other site in the same area.
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