Fall migration has once again brought the issue of avian influenza back to the prairies. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of H5N1 (the highly pathogenic avian influenza) on ten premises across Western Canada.

According to the government website eight operations in Alberta, one in British Columbia, and one in Saskatchewan have reported avian influenza.

Producers are encouraged to practice enhanced biosecurity procedures as outlined through their provincial requirements.

In the last few years, since avian influenza was discovered in Canada over 7 million birds have been impacted and/or depopulated.