Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza detected in Dairy Cattle

A disease event is currently under investigation involving the detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cows presenting with decreased feed intake and significantly reduced milk production. To date, confirmed cases are in Texas and Kansas. The majority of cows recover in less than 2 weeks with few deaths. While it is still uncertain the significance of the detection of HPAI in dairy cattle, considerable resources and coordinated effort at the state and federal level are underway (see link below). Information will be updated as we receive it.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Detections in Livestock | Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (usda.gov)

If you have questions regarding the disease event or testing in cattle in Washington, please contact the Washington State Veterinarians office for assistance.

Phone: (360)902-1878