MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said Wednesday.

Source: news.yahoo.com

Lets take a look at the issue of fowl and livestock and diseases.    


Not that we can change the industrial farming methods that much (although modern high tech and upcoming high tech robotic methods seem atrocious to some).    


But farming has given us Hog Cholera, Texas Fever, Bovine Tuberculosis and Avian Flu.  The Hogs in their usual way helped make the typhoid outbreak more efficient in Cumberland in the late 1800s.  Cattle spread their Tb across numerous states by train between 1850 and 1855.  Texas Longhorns gave us Texas Fever out of Mexico by way of ticks.  


Over the years, I posted extensively about the history of these diseases that were developed because of industrial farming and the late 20th C livestock industry.





Turkey Farms — https://brianaltonenmph.com/historical-buildings-and-sites/the-james-way-for-hens-and-turkeys/ 


Texas Fever — https://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/historical-disease-maps/zoonoses/1866-1885-the-texas-cattle-drives-and-texas-fever/ 


Bovine Tb — https://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/historical-disease-maps/zoonoses/contagious-lung-plague-of-cattle-1843-to-1892/ 


Zoonotic Diseases in general — https://brianaltonenmph.com/gis/historical-disease-maps/zoonoses/ 


Atlantic Veterinary College hour long class on this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcxR5kgS8zs 


My Youtube video on the distribution of zoonotic diseases brought in from other continents/regions, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWYslHBLzeI  


Results of my study of traditional Anthrax in the U.S. –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpdAZjH2m60&list=PLWrApErk5byYGS5oG0u575xDIEwmANtyD 


These continents/regions are also reviewed separately in the Youtube.  Many zoonotic diseases can be found on my Youtube page.

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