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Emergency rule continued to protect poultry from highly pathogenic avian influenza

 


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will continue to enforce emergency rules prohibiting the sale or exhibiting of poultry and poultry products at swap meets, exhibitions, flea markets, and auction markets in Illinois to prevent the spread of avian influenza.

The Department’s emergency rules took effect on April 5. The emergency rules may be effective for up to 150 days; however, the Department is evaluating the need for the emergency rules every 45 days based on the most up-to-date avian influenza information. At the close of the first 45-day period, the department has determin...



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