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Dairy Cows Transported Between States Must Now Be Tested for Bird Flu

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The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that dairy cows moving across state lines will now be required to undergo testing for bird flu. This measure aims to prevent the spread of the virus, which has been affecting herds for several months. According to the new policy issued by the Department of Agriculture, lactating cows must test negative for influenza A viruses, including bird flu, before they are transported. Herd owners with positive tests will need to provide information on cattle movements to aid in disease tracing. The testing is expected to safeguard the livestock industry and enhance understanding of the disease.