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Field Experience with Vaccination in Turkeys in Morocco
At the beginning of 2016, Morocco faced its first influenza outbreaks in commercial poultry farms caused by avian influenza virus (AIV) H9N2....
Inside a Woodland Chicken Business
Ffinlo Costain meets Daisy’s Woodland Chicken: a small, high welfare farm enterprise based in four acres of broadleaf woodland in Dorset, UK. Its owner, Paul Parker-Goadsby, supplies just over a hundred free range woodland-reared chickens a week to...
Is Your Biosecurity as Good as You Think it is?
Why levels of biosecurity compliance on poultry farms around the world are sub-par, and what can be done about it. By Treena Hein....
The Wider Cost of Zimbabwe’s Bird Flu Outbreak
In June 2017, reports of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in Zimbabwe triggered import bans from other countries in southern Africa. Tawanda Karombo reports from Harare on an outbreak that threatens to turn into a crisis for the region’s poultry...
The Global View on Bird Flu
Enforcing biosecurity has become the chief weapon in the worldwide fight against bird flu, writes Chris McCullough....
How to Make Backyard Farming Bullet-proof
More than 90 per cent of the chicks produced in backyard farming systems are lost. How can farmers reduce the MIA count? By Glenneis Kriel....
Experience with Gallimune 208 in Middle East
The influenza virus type A H9N2 is a low pathogenic strain of avian influenza which has been isolated in different Middle East countries since 1995....
Gallimune 308 Field Trial in Broilers
Low pathogenic H9N2 avian influenza virus is one of the major concerns of the Middle-East poultry production....
How Zero-tolerance Biosecurity is Beating Bird Flu in the US
The United States has had a good deal of success in containing avian flu outbreaks in recent years – much of it down to a heightened vigilance and emphasis on biosecurity on the part of both the authorities and poultry farmers. As Rachel Lane discovers,...
Avian Influenza Heterologous Prime-Boost Vaccination Strategies
Vaccines are useful tools to control avian influenza (AI), especially when biosecurity and stamping out strategies alone cannot successfully be implemented. ...
Experience with B.E.S.T. H5 Vaccine
Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAI) continue to pose a significant economic disease burden to the poultry sector worldwide....
Control Strategies against Avian Influenza
Since 1959, 42 epizootics of high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred (Figure 1). Thirty-five of these epizootic HPAI viruses were geographically-limited (mostly to single countries), involved farm-to-farm spread and were eradicated from...
Interaction of Avian Influenza Virus with other Pathogens
Avian influenza viruses are classified as highly pathogenic (HP) or low pathogenic (LP). Haemagglutinin (HA) plays a key role in the pathogenicity of avian influenza virus....
Is it All Over for Quail Farming in Zimbabwe?
Until recently, quail farming in Zimbabwe was booming as lucrative alternative for small-scale producers – and then it all suddenly went wrong. Ian Nkala reports on how a single ministerial misstep has toppled an entire poultry sector, just as it was...
Epidemology of Avian Influenza
There are many pathogens that can cause disease in poultry, of which viruses remain a key concern. More specifically avian influenza (Orthomyxoviridae family, Influenzavirus A genus) presents a major transboundary viral disease threat with potential for...
 
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