Expensive AI clean up in Canada
Following an outbreak in September, Pedigree Poultry is
in need of financial aid for a post AI clean up.
Pedigree Poultry, a commercial
poultry farm near Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, Canada was quarantined and 50,000
birds were destroyed in September, after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA) confirmed the presence of the H7N3 avian influenza virus.
The Saskatchewan Poultry Industry
Emergency Management Team (SPIEMT) has been offered CAN $100,000 to
help pay for the cleaning and disinfection of barns, vehicles, equipment
According to James Glen,
owner of Pedigree Poultry, the total cleaning cost will exceed twice that
amount. He has asked the federal and provincial governments for
The CEO of the Chicken Farmers of
Saskatchewan hopes the cleaning and disinfection will be done by the end of
January, this will enable export markets to re-open to provincial poultry.
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