State lifts bird show ban

Staff Writer

With no confirmed cases in Ohio and no immediate threat of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (avian flu) outbreak, Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels and State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey today rescinded the order prohibiting bird shows in Ohio, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Officials urge poultry and bird owners, however, to remain vigilant and cautious in order to protect the health of their flocks during migration seasons.
The order, issued on June 2, was originally intended to remain in place until April.

The ban included county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets.

See Friday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.