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.
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.