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Avian influenza Stephen Brown UAF Cooperative Extension As many of you may have heard, the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was identified in late April in a backyard poultry flock in Wasilla. The virus likely hitched a ride to Alaska with a migrating bird, according to Dr. Robert Gerlach, Alaska state veterinarian. HPAI has killed millions of birds in the Lower 48 this year, and Gerlach is asking flock owners to keep a close eye on their poultry for any signs of illness, and to report possible cases to their veterinarians or his office. Gerlach can be reached at bob.gerlach@alaska.gov and 907-375-8215. For poultry owners, biosecurity is key to keep their flocks healthy. Here are some common questions and answers I’m getting about HPAI.

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more serious variety. The risk to human health is low, but it is highly contagious among birds and can affect all types of domestic poultry. How is it spread? HPAI is usually spread by direct contact between an infected bird and a healthy bird, as well as indirect contact with contaminated equipment. That includes boots, clothing, vehicles — anything that has contact with an infected bird. It’s similar to how seasonal flu viruses and COVID-19 spreads among people. What should poultry owners be watching for? Flock owners should be concerned if they observe sudden death of multiple birds in the flock, nasal discharge, sneezing, and coughing, or respiratory distress. Other signs include a significant drop in water consumption, diarrhea, lethargy, abnormal behavior or difficulty walking, blue discoloration of the comb and wattles or a swollen comb, wattles, legs, or head.

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you do visit another farm or live bird market, change your footwear and clothing before working with your flock. • Do not bring birds from slaughter channels, especially live bird markets, back to the farm. Are poultry products safe to eat? Avian flu does not present an immediate public health concern and poultry products are safe to eat. Is HPAI affecting the cost of eggs and chicken in grocery stores? HPAI is one of the factors in a rise in poultry products and eggs. According to Cornell University, about 7% of laying hens nationally had been affected as of April. Meat chickens and turkeys have been affected to a lesser degree. Rising costs for feed and fertilizer are also part of the price increases. For more information, contact Stephen Brown, Agriculture and Horticulture agent in Palmer, (907) 745-3639, scbrown4@alaska. edu


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SUDOKU ANSWER

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39. Private school in New York 40. Israeli dance 41. Electron volt 42. Adjusting 48. Duct by the bladder 50. Small burger 51. Begin again 52. Unstuck 53. Jai __, sport 54. Get free of 55. For instance 56. Hotel chain 58. A team’s best pitcher 59. Extracts from various sources 60. Indefinite period of time DOWN 1. St. Francis of __ 2. Supported 3. United in working 4. It cools your home 5. Predicting 6. Irritated 7. Popular talk show host 8. Fabric edge 9. A resource for employees 12. Broadway’s Jackman

13. Small water buffalo 17. City of Angels: __ Angeles 19. Asteroids 20. Tailless amphibians 21. German expressionist painter 25. What drives you 29. N. Vietnamese ethnic group 31. Gold coin used in British India 32. Have deep affection for 33. Ponds 35. Breaks between words 38. Hairstyle 41. Print errors 43. Family of iron alloys 44. Sidelined in bed 45. Many couples say it 46. Brazilian hoopster 47. Allman Brothers late frontman 49. German city 56. One hundred grams (abbr.) 57. One billionth of a second (abbr.)


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Kids! Send in your coloring contest entry for a chance to win an 8” cake from Dairy Queen! One winner from each age group 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 will be announced in the July 2022 Greatlander. Name:________________________________________________ Age:______ Phone:_____________________ Mailing Address:__________________________________________ E-mail:___________________________

Parents - Please help your child legibly write their name. If we can’t read it, we might not be able to spell it correctly. Thanks! Submissions must be received by June 28th 2022. Mail entries to: GreatLander, 3110 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99503-3699 June 2022

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Win $100

Somewhere, hidden in this publication is a picture of a $100 bill.

Congratulations to our May $100 winner!

Bonnie Gibbons

All you need to do is find the picture of the $100 Dollar Bill and tell us the ad and page number you found it on, along with your name, address and phone number.

(If you don’t give us your address and phone number we can’t send you the money!)

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We will then have a random drawing from your submissions on June 29, 2022 to pick ONE WINNER

Mail or bring all submissions to: GreatLander Publications 3110 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99503 – Please include your email address –

or email to: contest@greatlander.com The winner will be announced in the July, 2022 Mat-Su GreatLander!

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. One winner per month. Must be 18 years or older to play. Submissions must be received by GreatLander Publications no later than June 28, 2022 to be eligible to win. Employees of Anchorage Printing, Inc. are not eligible to play.

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The $100 bill was hidden on Page 6 in the Knik Charter School ad.

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Home & Garden

Summer family fun Julie Cascio, UAF CES Summer has arrived! it is a good time to start and also to prepare for family fun and fitness activities. A Family Walk — is a great time to be together with your family. It gives us exercise as well. Find a safe area in your neighborhood to take a family stroll. Watch for moose. When seen ahead, back away. Then turn around and walk the other direction. Family Hikes — Find a safe and protected hiking trail where you can take a family hike. Put on backpacks, hiking shoes and pack a lunch on an exercise adventure. Be prepared for bears. Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports to j • Never approach bears. Give them space! • Make noise, sing or talk loudly. Alsways let bears know you are there. • Hike in a group; groups are easier for

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Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen, even when it is cloudy or raining, will dramatically reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. On a cloudy day, 80% of the sun’s rays will still pass through the clouds. The depletion of the ozone has increased the risk of sun damage by UV rays. Wearing sunscreen will help prevent facial brown spots and skin discoloration from sun damage. Wearing sunscreen will also slow down the breakdown of collagen, which contributes to fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles, and helps prevent thick and leathery skin.

bears to detect. • Walk with wind at your back if possible. Bears can see almost as well as people, but trust their noses more than their eyes or ears. Check out www.alaskabears.alaska.gov for more information on being in bear country. Bike Rides — Find a safe area to take a family bike ride together. Make sure it is a non-traffic area.

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Exercise Videos — These are great fun and safe ways for the entire family and gives great tips to new exercise moves and routines. Household Chores — Working around the house is a form of exercise. As long as you create a safe environment, children can vacuum, dust the shelves, wash dishes, rake leaves, take out the garbage, clean the garage or paint a room.

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Block Out Mosquitos

• Wear loose cut long sleeve shirts and pants as a physical barrier to keep bugs away from your skin. Tighter weave cotton shirts and pants work better than more porous synthetics shares www.Alaska.org • Wear khaki, white, neutral colors, or colors with short wavelengths like blue or green. Mosquitos are attracted to colors like black, red, and orange that have long wave • Don’t use scented soaps, lotions, or shampoos. • If you’re taking a multi-day backpacking or float trip, bring a headnet for backup. • Use a mosquito repellent for skin not covered.


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