OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – On Tuesday, May 31, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry lifted the statewide ban on poultry exhibitions, public sales and swap meet bans. May 31st marks 30 days since the last confirmed case of HPAI in Oklahoma.
The order was originally issued on May 1 to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which had been confirmed in a domestic poultry flock in Sequoyah county. The ban, originally set to expire July 30th, will be lifted May 31st.
Flock owners should continue to prevent contact between their birds and wild birds and report sick birds or unusual deaths to state officials. Biosecurity resources and best practices are available at www. https://ag.ok.gov/disease-alerts. If producers suspect signs of HPAI in their flocks, they should contact their veterinarian immediately. Possible cases should also be reported to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture at (405) 522-6141.