INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday on moving poultry and other birds to events such as county fairs in hopes of preventing the spread of
a bird flu strain that’s killed tens of millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.
The State Board of Animal Health said the ban includes county fairs, 4-H events, exhibitions and all events where live birds are commingled. The restriction extends to public bird sales at flea markets, swap meets and sale barns, but not does apply to private sales of birds between individuals.
The ban will likely remain in place through the rest of 2015, affecting 4-H events at the Indiana State Fair and county fairs where thousands of children show off birds they’ve raised during judging competitions.
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