Avian flu reported in South Dakota cattle herd

(Fargo, ND) -- Avian flu has struck a dairy herd in South Dakota, marking the state's inaugural case, as disclosed by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) alongside the Animal Industry Board (AIB).

This occurrence, verified on April 9, emerges amidst a wider trend across the United States.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports confirmations of avian flu in multiple states, including New Mexico, Texas, and North Carolina, all on the same day.

Since March 25, at least 20 dairy cattle herds have been impacted by avian flu or HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza).