The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is continuing to monitor the evolving situation of confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle. 

To date there are no cases of HPAI reported in dairy herds in Connecticut. HPAI was last confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Connecticut in October 2022 and the last detection in wild birds in Connecticut was February 6, 2024. Producers and veterinarians should report sick cattle to the State Veterinarian at 860-713-2505 or Enhanced on-farm biosecurity measures are encouraged for the health and safety of livestock and farm workers.   

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News Releases & Orders
April 26, 2024 -Testing Guidance for Labs for Influenza A in Livestock
April 26, 2024 -FDA Updates on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
April 25, 2024 -Federal Order to Assist with Developing a Baseline of Critical Information and Limiting the Spread of H5N1 in Dairy Cattle: Frequently Asked Questions
April 24, 2024 -Federal Order Requiring Testing for and Reporting of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Livestock
April 1, 2024 -USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Dairy Herd in New Mexico
April 1, 2024 -Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection Reported in a Person in the U.S.
March 29, 2024 -USDA, FDA and CDC Share Update on HPAI Detections in Dairy Cattle
March 25, 2024 -Federal and State Veterinary, Public Health Agencies Share Update on HPAI Detection in Kansas, Texas Dairy Herds
May 23, 2024 - USDA Expands Support for Producers to Stop the Spread of H5N1 in Dairy Cattle

APHIS Recommendations for State Animal Health Officials, Accredited Veterinarians and Producers

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detections in Livestock

Biosecurity Measures

Connecticut Officials: Risk of Avian Influenza in CT Low

Recommendations for HPAI in Livestock for Workers

USDA Support for Producers with Affected Dairy Premises

Additional Resources:

The National Dairy FARM Program offers several valuable biosecurity resources providing dairy farmers with tools to keep their cattle and dairy businesses safe, including:

Biosecurity practices guidance is available here.