HPAI stands for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. It spreads very easily among flocks, and has a high rate of mortality.
Avian Influenza (AI) is separated into two categories: Low pathogenic which has few visible symptoms (aka clinical signs) and a relatively low mortality rate, and Highly pathogenic which has a high mortality rate and is easily spread. Low Pathogenic strains can suddenly and without warning become highly pathogenic.
AI is spread from wild birds, via direct transmission or through exposure to their manure. It can be passed via contaminated footwear and clothing.
Wild birds, and in particular waterfowl, act as reservoirs for infection because they are usually less severely affected by the virus. The current outbreak is different in that it seems to also be highly pathogenic among wild bird species. If you’re seeing a larger number of dead birds, like ducks and geese, in public parks and spaces – this is why.
Some of you might remember me talking previously about some pet quail I had started out with from the wild bird sanctuary in Ottawa. They were two hens, both friendly and lovely, who couldn’t be released to the wild since they were tame domesticated birds.
I came back from Puerto Rico several weeks ago and this has been sitting in my queue since then. I’m sorry it took so long. But here are some pictures and videos of the flora and fauna around my grandma’s house. Enjoy!
When I think of horses, I think of Mr. Ed, Seabiscuit and Secretariat. But now, thanks to immodest men, I’ll have this image seared into my memory forever.
Is this what would make the above mentioned horses proud? A Gallop poll says:
This type of nakedness is best left for the bridle suite! As upsetting as this is, I will continue fighting the immodesty; the paso double entendres. I will be the person who says, “Hay, this is a barn shame”. I will be homesteadfast in my commitment to save young boy souls.
Readers, I admit I used to have a fear of snakes and other reptiles. I’ve gotten over this fear somewhat thanks to Snek memes. Anyway, as always I was trying to enjoy my evening when I saw this on my feed.
We’ve talked about immodesty and animals before. So I’m not too surprised by this. However, I wish men would stop exposing animals to the sins of immodesty.