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Two years ago, the worst outbreak of bird flu to hit the United States wiped out more than 48 million birds. But it also taught poultry producers how to fight back against future outbreaks.

Recently H7, highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, or HPAI, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected, however University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists are urging all poultry producers to take precautions and to stay aware.

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The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its ninth annual UK Equine Career and Opportunity Fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. EST March 7 at Spindletop Hall in Lexington.

The free event provides college students with the chance to meet prospective equine industry employers and to learn about potential volunteer, internship and part-time and full-time employment opportunities. In addition to booths from area equine businesses, attendees can participate in sessions led by industry professionals, who will offer tips and one-on-one career advice.

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