Bird Flu Quarantine Lifted

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA Friday announced all 72 commercial poultry farms with a confirmed case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza have had the quarantines on their facilities lifted… and they are eligible to restock birds. 

All sites have completed the cleaning and disinfection process and had negative environmental tests.  They also had to undergo a 21 day fallow period following disinfection before the quarantine could be lifted.

Five backyard operations remain under quarantine.  Backyard facilities must undergo a 180 day fallow period following depopulation before the quarantines can be lifted and birds brought back to the farm.  It’s anticipated these sites will be able to come off of quarantine in the next month.