Local zoo takes precautions to protect birds and poultry from Avian Flu


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LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The Avian Flu is in the air. It’s a disease that can be deadly for birds and can be devastating to poultry farms. It’s particularly common in the course of this time of calendar year, as birds vacation again North for the warmer seasons, which guide to community zoos getting safety measures.

At Lupa Zoo in Ludlow, they’re executing what they can to shield against the hugely pathogenic avian influenza, also recognised as the Avian Flu, which is extremely severe for birds.

Officials explained it is a virus that has been identified in many wild birds and domestic flocks along the east coastline and is generally remaining introduced up by migrating ducks and Canadian geese that are transmitting the virus by their droppings.

We checked in with the team at Lupa Zoo to see if they had been taking preventative actions to make sure the protection of chook species right here in western Mass.

“It’s deadly and it kills a ton of chickens and it kills a ton of ducks when it will get in there, so we have to be thorough, we have to clean our ft when we go into clean. We have to be mindful with any wild migrating birds,” claimed Wally Lupa, Facility Director of Animal Care and Facility Development.

He explained they maintain their chickens within and will not allow their ducks, swans and geese on to their large pond right up until they get clearance from the vet. They also maintain the Parakeets and Kookaburra in their have independent included structures.

As of correct now, there are not at this time any described situations of the virus in people in the United States.

By Harriet