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Wyoming Emergency Poultry Rule Repealed

Wyoming’s emergency rule prohibiting commingling of poultry due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been repealed, effective Monday, June 13. The rule was passed on April 19 by the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) to limit the spread of HPAI. Since the initial diagnosis of HPAI within the US in February, the virus has spread across 36 states on 371 premises, affecting approximately 40 million poultry.

HPAI positive premises are declining in Wyoming, due primarily to a decrease in wild waterfowl migration. As the virus is transmitted via migratory birds, mainly wild ducks and gee...


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