Seven Iowa Dairy Herds Impacted By Bird Flu, Five Are In Sioux County

Northwest Iowa — State and federal officials have detected a case of bird flu in another herd of dairy cattle in Sioux County.

Seven dairy herds in Iowa have now been impacted by bird flu — five in Sioux County, one in Plymouth County, and one in O’Brien County. A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Agriculture says the latest herd identified — in Sioux County — has 10-thousand milk cows. There are 39 state-licensed dairy operations in Sioux County.

While avian influenza is fatal to birds and poultry, nearly all cattle who contract the virus recover.

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