Ban lifted on bird shows in Ohio

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa. South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds. Dakota Layers says it was told by the state veterinarian Thursday, May 14, 2015, that one of its nine barns tested positive for avian influenza. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced Thursday the order prohibiting bird shows in Ohio has been lifted.

The ODA says there have been no confirmed cases and no immediate threat of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or avian flu, outbreak in the state.

Officials do urge poultry and bird owners to remain vigilant and cautious in order to protect the health of their flocks during migration season.

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The order banning bird shows was issued in June and was to last until April 2016. The ban included county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or sale. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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