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Birds

It’s mostly an issue of food safety—right now, because of summer temperatures or some other reason, salmonella is everywhere. It’s in chickens, turkeys, ducks, and likely other birds. It’s not limited to one region of the US, one farm, or one processing center. It’s affecting both commercial products, and backyard flocks. Here’s what you need […]

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Watch Out for Salmonella

July 11, 2017

It’s already exceeding last year’s numbers: people all over the country are getting salmonella from ducks, geese, chicken, and other birds. Several outbreaks have occurred, but so far no one has died (although people with weakened immune systems are at high risk for hospitalization from complications). What are the symptoms of salmonella poisoning? It usually […]

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Bird Flu is Mutating Quickly

November 30, 2016

For whatever reasons you want to blame, bird flu is back, and it’s getting worse quickly. Although bird flu has been around (or at least documented) for two decades, the newest incarnation—H5N8—can infect more types of birds, including wild birds with long migration patterns, which has allowed it to quickly spread the world over. The […]

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In states where rain is bountiful, everyone is panicking about West Nile Virus. More rain means more mosquitoes, and mosquitoes transmit the virus. The upside is that if you take precautions, especially clearing your yard of standing water, the mosquitoes will go elsewhere, and you can lower your risk of catching West Nile Virus. But […]

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There’s been lots of rain in many parts of the countries this spring, encouraging lots of mosquitoes! And just in time for Memorial Day! You can actually do a lot to keep mosquitoes at bay. In fact, a few small changes in your backyard can have a big impact on the environment, and make your […]

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