Indiana is training 300 prisoners how to euthanize and properly dispose of poultry infected by viruses.
It’s one of several precautions the state is taking to prevent a new strain of the avian flu from taking hold in the state.
Indiana has been lucky so far. Two strains of avian flu have killed about 10 percent of the poultry industry’s laying flock nationally.
Indiana had only one case last month in a backyard flock.
But Indiana State Poultry Association Vice President Paul Brennan says the virus could hit Indiana hard any day.