According to a press release sent out by State Veterinarian Robert M. Cobb, Jr., effective immediately all poultry exhibitions, shows, sales (flea markets, auction markets), swaps, and meets in the State of Georgia are permitted to return to normal operation.

Cobb Jr., cited several reasons for lifting the ban, including the lack of recent and additional confirmations and ongoing investigations of Avian Influenza in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia, as well as extensive negative surveillance in commercial and backyard poultry in all of the affected states, and the continually increasing warm temperatures found in Georgia at this time of year.

Cobb Jr also reminds those with poultry to continue to Implement BIOSECURITY on all poultry premises at all times. Helpful information on biosecurity measures can be found at