Goose euthanized with possible bird flu infection in Phoenix - petsitterbank

Goose euthanized with possible bird flu infection in Phoenix

Employees with Liberty Wildlife sent the body to Arizona Game and Fish for testing. Anyone who sees dead waterfowl should report it to Arizona Game and Fish.

PHOENIX — Staff with Liberty Wildlife are advising the public to keep a lookout for dead waterfowl after they euthanized a goose that was showing signs of bird flu.

Also known as avian influenza, bird flu is a highly infectious disease that can occasionally make the jump to humans if proper precautions aren’t taken.

Earlier in the summer, three cases were found at a park in Scottsdale. Now, staff with Liberty Wildlife have sent a recently euthanized goose for testing after it was showing signs of infection.

A spokesperson with the organization said the goose was brought into their care in poor condition, and was suspected to have bird flu.

Liberty Wildlife staff decided that euthanasia was in the animal’s best interest. Its body has been sent to Arizona Game and Fish for testing to determine if the animal was positive for bird flu.

Arizona Game and Fish handles both the testing and tracking of bird flu cases.

Due to cases in the area, Liberty Wildlife has reinstated its bird flu protocols at the recommendation of Arizona Game and Fish. Officials remind residents to contact the department at 1-800-352-0700 if they see dead waterfowl.

RELATED: Lovebirds in the Valley dying of infection that can potentially pass to humans

RELATED: Bird flu found in 3 birds at Scottsdale park, officials say

More ways to get 12News

On your phone: Download the 12News app for the latest local breaking news straight to your phone.

On your streaming device: Download 12News+ to your streaming device

the free 12News+ app from 12News lets users stream live events — including daily newscasts like “Today in AZ” and “12 News” and our daily lifestyle program, “Arizona Midday”—on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

12News+ showcases live video throughout the day for breaking news, local news, weather and even an occasional moment of Zen showcasing breathtaking sights from across Arizona.

On social media: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram other YouTube.

up to speed

Catch up on the latest news and stories on our 12 News YouTube playlist here.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *