Avian influenza quarantine zones set in Crawford, Cherokee Counties

Avian influenza quarantine zones set in Crawford, Cherokee Counties

Quarantine areas established to help quickly eradicate outbreak of avian flu confirmed in neighboring Missouri.

In response to the confirmed a positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza case confirmed in Missouri, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established quarantine zones in Crawford and Cherokee counties to respond quickly and decisively to eradicate the outbreak of HPAI. 

The quarantine area is bordered by the following roads:

Crawford County Kansas

West on 560th Avenue (also known as 20th Street) to 240th Street (also known as Free Kings Highway)

South on 240th Street (Free Kings Highway) to 550th Avenue (also known as Kansas 126 Highway)

West on 550th Avenue (Kansas 126 Highway) to Rouse Street

South on Rouse Street to Ford Street

QUARANTINE AREA: The transportation of all HPAI susceptible livestock, including live poultry and poultry products (including eggs), into or out of the designated control zone within Cherokee and Crawford counties in Kansas is prohibited unless authorized by an official permit.

West on Ford Street to Broadway (also known as Business Highway U.S. 69)

South on Broadway (Business Highway U.S. 69) merging into 220th Avenue to Junction with U.S. 69 Highway at the Cherokee County line.

Cherokee County Kansas

South on U.S. 69 Highway to Scammond Road

East on Scammond Road to 85th Street

South on 85th Street to Star Valley Road

Star Valley Road to the Missouri line

The transportation of all HPAI susceptible livestock, including live poultry and poultry products (including eggs), into or out of the designated control zone within Cherokee and Crawford counties in Kansas is prohibited unless authorized by an official permit. Poultry and poultry products, including eggs, within the control zone shall not be transported without first receiving an official permit.  Permits issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division for the movement of poultry or poultry products, including eggs, from the control area in Missouri into Kansas will be accepted. 

If you have questions regarding the quarantine area, visit the KDA website to see a map of the quarantined area.

Watch your flocks
Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown encourages all poultry owners to closely monitor their flocks and contact their local veterinarian immediately if birds appear infected. For a listing of symptoms of HPAI, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza.

Please be vigilant about reporting signs of illness in your herd to your veterinarian immediately. Farmers and ranchers can protect their herds with good biosecurity practices including:

Isolate new animals

Move all livestock away from boundaries of your property

Clean clothing and boots should be worn when contact with livestock is expected.

Thoroughly clean and disinfect equipment and animal areas

Monitor your animals for signs of the disease

Abide by all movement restrictions

Other resources for bird owners include: USDA Biosecurity Guide for Poultry and Bird Owners and USDA Biosecurity

Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture

TAGS: USDA
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