May 22, 2022

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Local zoo takes precautions to protect birds and poultry from Avian Flu

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LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The Avian Flu is in the air. It’s a illness that can be deadly for birds and can be devastating to poultry farms. It’s specially prevalent in the course of this time of yr, as birds travel back North for the warmer seasons, which guide to area zoos having safety measures.

At Lupa Zoo in Ludlow, they’re executing what they can to safeguard from the very pathogenic avian influenza, also recognized as the Avian Flu, which is extremely severe for birds.

Officers stated it is a virus that has been found in lots of wild birds and domestic flocks alongside the east coast and is generally becoming brought up by migrating ducks and Canadian geese that are transmitting the virus via their droppings.

We checked in with the staff at Lupa Zoo to see if they were using preventative actions to guarantee the basic safety of hen species below in western Mass.

“It’s deadly and it kills a great deal of chickens and it kills a whole lot of ducks when it will get in there, so we have to be thorough, we have to wash our feet when we go into thoroughly clean. We have to be mindful with any wild migrating birds,” claimed Wally Lupa, Facility Director of Animal Treatment and Facility Enhancement.

He stated they keep their chickens inside of and will not permit their ducks, swans and geese on to their massive pond until finally they get clearance from the vet. They also maintain the Parakeets and Kookaburra in their own individual included buildings.

As of right now, there are not at present any noted instances of the virus in human beings in the United States.

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