Avian Influenza Reported in Backyard Flock in Gallatin County

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2022

Gallatin County officials were notified that avian influenza A (H5N1) was detected in a flock of domestic poultry located in rural Gallatin County. 

The site was identified late last week near Manhattan/Belgrade. The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) has identified a “Surveillance Zone” of ten kilometers around this location, and an investigation is ongoing. This Surveillance Zone includes all of Manhattan and parts of northwest Belgrade.

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If you own outdoor birds, be sure to monitor closely for signs of illness. Report any sudden onset of illness or death of birds to the following: 

  • Report dead or sick domestic birds:
    • Your local veterinarian
    • Montana Department of Livestock – 406-444-2976
  • Report dead or sick wild birds:
    • Local Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Warden or Regional Office 
    • Gallatin County FWP Office – 406-585-9010
    • State FWP Wildlife Veterinarian – 406-577-7880


Media Contact:
Whitney Bermes, Gallatin County Communications Coordinator
406-595-8963 (cell)

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