Prevent the spread of bird flu in dairy cattle

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The USDA and other federal agencies will be paying farmers to prevent the spread of bird flu in dairy cattle. Farmers who take specific steps to mitigate the disease will get $28,000 per farm over the course of the next four months including funding for PPE, updated biosecurity measures, heat treatment for milk disposal and reimburse veterinarian costs where there are confirmed bird flu cases. There will also be funding for milk production loss and limiting the movement of lactating cattle. 

HHS has also announced $101 million in new funding through the CDC and FDA to reduce the risk of bird flu in dairy cattle. The money will be used for testing and laboratory capacity, data analytics wastewater surveillance and ongoing response activities to ensure the safety of the commercial milk supply.

To get more information log on to https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2024/05/10/usda-hhs-announce-new-actions-reduce-impact-and-spread-h5n1

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