Overview and Current Implications 

While dairy cows are not typically susceptible to avian influenza, detecting the virus in dairy herds can still affect milk production and farm management. Across the country, dairy farms and cheesemakers are taking aggressive action to ensure quality and safetyThese include heightened biosecurity measures, monitoring and managing dairy herds, and quarantinesThe detection of avian influenza in dairy herds can have significant economic implications for farmers, as they incur losses due to reduced milk production, treatment costs for sick animals, and the need to implement additional biosecurity measures 

ACS will update our information as the situation develops.