Avian flu: a third farm affected in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier

Avian flu: a third farm affected in Saint-Gabriel-de -Valcartier


A third case of avian influenza was reported Saturday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) at a commercial turkey farm located in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, in the Capital -National. 

The Quebec Poultry Disease Control Team (EQCMA) made the announcement in a press release on Sunday.

The third site is located a few meters from the second infected site, according to information obtained from the Éleveurs de Poulies du Québec.

The new cases of avian influenza were detected thanks to CFIA surveillance which conducts tests twice a week, on birds from farms located within a three kilometer zone around the first site, called the affected area.

An estimated 14,800 turkeys are at this new site.&nbsp ;

Only a few have died so far, which is why the breeder, who was in shock when he learned of the CFIA analysis results, would not have noticed any warning signs.

Recall that the first case was detected on June 28 on a farm with 4,600 turkeys. A second site with nearly 10,000 turkeys was then hit on July 3.