HPAI in Dairy Cattle: Learn More

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Cattle:
  • IS preventable and well-managed with strong biosecurity measures in place.
  • IS contagious between cattle and poultry, so extra care must be taken on farms with both species.
  • IS NOT actually highly pathogenic or deadly in dairy cattle, despite its name.
  • IS NOT of concern in pasteurized milk at this time.
  • IS NOT dangerous to the food supply.

Resources for Dairy Cattle Producers and Production Partners

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is currently developing Ohio-specific guidance for dairy industry producers, veterinarians, stakeholders, milk haulers, and processors. Visit ODA's Dairy Cattle page regularly for up-to-date information.

This includes a high-level view of the federal order regarding testing and reporting of HPAI in dairy cattle.

Where is this disease currently being reported in dairy cattle? Visit this USDA site for current detections of HPAI in livestock, as well as records of previous notifications about this outbreak of HPAI. 

Funding to mitigate risks, implement biosecurity, testing, etc. is described in the factsheet by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services: USDA, HHS Announce New Actions to Reduce Impact and Spread of H5N1

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