400-500 birds are being euthanized in Toombs Co.

Published: May. 31, 2022 at 5:03 PM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 5:19 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - State agriculture officials confirmed to WTOC that they are investigating a potential case of Avian Influenza in Toombs County.

As the investigation pushes forward, the Toombs County farmer impacted tells WTOC that 400-500 hundred birds will have to be euthanized on his farm.

That’s about 25-thousand dollars worth of livestock.

The farmer says the Department of Agriculture has placed his farm under quarantine.

Georgia Agriculture commissioner Gary Black says they’ve sent samples to a national facility for testing.

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