HPAI found in Iowa dairy herd, first case in the state

Iowa has its first reported case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in dairy cattle.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the affected farm is a dairy herd in O’Brien County, located in the northwest corner of the state. According to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, final confirmation testing is pending at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.

State Ag Secretary Mike Naig says the department will soon be announcing additional response measures.

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