USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a non-commercial backyard flock in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Samples from the flock were tested and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. APHIS is working closely with state animal health officials in New Mexico on a joint incident response.