On June 7, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) confirmed a second case of bird flu in a dairy herd. This case was reported by a dairy operator who noticed symptoms and contacted the department for testing.

Northwest Iowa turkey and chicken flocks experienced bird flu outbreaks in recent weeks. To help prevent the spread into dairy herds, state agriculture officials will test dairy farms if they are near an infected poultry flock. The testing will include dairies within 20 kilometers of an infected poultry site.

There are no current restrictions on the movement of cattle within the state. However, IDALS is encouraging dairies to boost their biosecurity measures. This includes limiting visitors.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig asked the USDA to compensate farmers for lost revenue from cows and milk.

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