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Per the Mississippi Board of Animal Health: "Mississippi currently does not have any commercial or backyard birds testing positive for avian influenza. However, due to the outbreaks of Avian Influenza(AI) or “Bird Flu” in
the Southeastern United States, the following measures are being
implemented at poultry sales and exhibitions:
No poultry, ducks, turkeys, quail, pheasants or pea fowl are allowed
from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky or Georgia as they are currently
experiencing Avian Influenza Outbreaks.
Only Mississippi birds that are part of the NPIP Program and have
paperwork to show proof are allowed to show or sell poultry at public
Out of state birds that are not from the above mentioned states must
be from an NPIP AI Monitored Program, or have a negative AI Test and
have proof of both."
March 23, 2017 Update: "Dr. Tony Forshey (the State Veterinarian for Ohio) published a letter that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) recommends that any livestock exhibition not accept birds from Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Wisconsin as a precaution and to protect the health of Ohio birds visiting these shows...ODA does not want to take any regulatory action to limit Ohio poultry exhibitions [if possible]."
March 21, 2017 Update: "In an effort to protect Kentucky’s backyard poultry, KDA’s Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) is placing restrictions on movement of poultry in Kentucky. The KDA OSV anticipates these protective measures to be temporary and will be amended as disease and environmental conditions dictate. Effective this date, the following restrictions are imposed on poultry movements:All avian comingling sales and show events are banned. These include, but are not restricted to, stockyards, flea markets, swap meets, and shows."