UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia

From http://agr.georgia.gov/confirmed-h7-presumptive-low-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-a-commercial-flock-in-georgia.aspx “A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). This is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food…
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Continuation of Suspension of Poultry Assembly in Georgia

From http://agr.georgia.gov/continuation-of-suspension-of-poultry-assembly-in-georgia.aspx “Atlanta—In an effort to minimize the risk of Avian Influenza entering our Georgia poultry flocks, the state veterinarian for Georgia has suspended all poultry exhibitions, swaps and meets, shows or sales at festivals, flea markets or auctions in the State of Georgia until further notice. This temporary suspension…
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USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Late last year there was some concern over screwworms in south Florida, so this is very welcomed news. From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8ziffxNnA2dgg183N0CXA0cQ_29nDz9DIwM_Ez1w1EV-Id5mBk4uoaEhvhZGDp5WhrpRxGj3wAHcDQgTj8eBVH4jQ_Xj8JvhRm6AixeJGRJQW5oaIRBpicAJxAIDg!!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_newsroom%2Fsa_stakeholder_announcements%2Fsa_by_date%2Fsa-2017%2Fsa-03%2Ffl-nws-eradication “March 23, 2017 – USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank…
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Bird Flu and How it Affects You

The two confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Lincoln County, Tennessee over the past three weeks is pretty scary, when you think of it as being the closest cases of HPAI occurring to Georgia at just thirty five miles from the state line. You may also wonder…
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USDA Confirms Second Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee

From https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/news/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8ziffxNnA2dgg183N0CXA0cQ_29nDz9DIwM_Ez1w1EV-Id5mBk4uoaEhvhZGDp5WhrpRxGj3wAHcDQgTj8eBVH4jQ_Xj8JvhRm6AixeJGRJQW5oaIRBpicAJxAIDg!!/?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_newsroom%2Fsa_stakeholder_announcements%2Fsa_by_date%2Fsa-2017%2Fsa-03%2Fhpai-confirmed-tn “The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in a commercial breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same…
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Ag. Safety Awareness Day 5: Driver Space

Today’s topic is highway safety. As the interface between urban areas have migrated into traditionally rural areas, there are much more interactions between tractors and combines on the highway and fast moving automobiles. This has lead to an increase in tractor and car accidents in recent years. Here are some…
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