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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

Attention Poultry Owners

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to infect and threaten commercial and backyard poultry in the United States. Most poultry species are susceptible to infection. The prompt diagnosis of HPAI is the critical first step in containing this devastating disease. The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL) works closely with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) to test birds for HPAI.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted the following information to assist poultry owners and producers in dealing with suspected HPAI cases: