Avian flu spreads among nearly 100 birds at sanctuary resulting in euthanization

Avian flu spreads among nearly 100 birds at sanctuary resulting in euthanization

Nearly 100 birds at popular sanctuary euthanized Nearly 100 birds were euthanized after staff at a popular Owen Sound sanctuary noticed they started exhibiting symptoms of avian influenza. "Ninety-six birds were disposed of," said Adam Parsons, Harrison Park manager. The city called on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to confirm the illness. It collected samples to be tested, and two days later, confirmed the birds were infected. The CFIA took immediate action to control the spread. "The primary focus …