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14 April 2015| Canada

Poultry farmers keeping close watch on avian flu situation

With 10,000 turkeys dead due to the avian flu, and a further 35,000 euthanized as a result, other poultry farmers in Ontario are paying even more attention than usual to their own birds.

“We’re all on high alert,” Kees Peeters, a Parkhill-area chicken farmer, said Monday.

“It’s a big concern to us.”

So far, the outbreak of H5N2 influenza has only been found on one farm in Oxford County.

All other farms within a 10-kilometre radius – 28 of them in total – have been placed in quarantine.

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