KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties to respond quickly and decisively to eradicate the outbreak of HPAI.
The 10 kilometer control zone is bordered by the following roads:
· Woodend Road east to 142nd Street
· Northeast along a line to 118th Street and Interstate 70 intersection
· North to Gilman Road
· West to 219th Street
· South to Tonganoxie city limits
· Follow southeast along Tonganoxie Creek to Woodend Road
Locations not impacted by this control area include Bonner Springs, Lansing, Leavenworth and the western half of Tonganoxie.
The transportation of all HPAI susceptible livestock, including live poultry and poultry products (including eggs), into or out of the designated control zone within Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas is prohibited unless authorized by an official permit.
Poultry and poultry products, including eggs, within the control zone shall not be transported without first receiving an official permit from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
If you have questions regarding the quarantine area, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza to see a map of the quarantined area.
Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown encourages all poultry owners to closely monitor their flocks and contact their local veterinarian immediately if birds appear infected. For a listing of symptoms of HPAI, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza.
Please be vigilant about reporting signs of illness in your herd to your veterinarian immediately. Farmers and ranchers can protect their flocks with good biosecurity practices including:
· Isolate new animals
· Move all livestock away from boundaries of your property
· Clean clothing and boots should be worn when contact with livestock is expected.
· Thoroughly clean and disinfect equipment and animal areas
· Monitor your animals for signs of the disease
· Abide by all movement restrictions
Other resources for bird owners include: USDA Biosecurity Guide for Poultry and Bird Owners - www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2014/pub_bioguide_poultry_bird.pdf and USDA Biosecurity - www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/birdbiosecurity/