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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...
Seeking energy-efficiency in pre-conditioning inlet air for setters and hatchers
Hatcheries are found in a variety of climates, from the hot, humid tropics of South East Asia to hot, arid zones in the Middle East or the changeable climates of Central Europe or the USA. Typically, external temperature and relative humidity are subject...
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...
Avian Influenza Virus Evolution and Diversity
Diversity, flexibility, adaptability: three key features that contribute to the efficient transmission and continued existence of influenza A viruses....
Market Analysis on Avian Influenza Vaccines
Avian Influenza virus has a worldwide distribution and causes disease presented as different forms, ranging from highly pathogenic AI (HPAI) infections caused by H5 & H7 strains and low pathogenic AI (LPAI) infections caused by H9N2 strains....
Interview: Matthew Macdonald, Founder, New Macdonalds Farm
Matthew Macdonald and his wife, Lou – along with their three young sons – set up New Macdonalds Farm on 15 acres in Box, Wiltshire in 2009. Having built up a healthy customer base of farm shops and restaurants, they decided to start their journey...
Zimbabwean Solutions to Drought and Economic Crisis
Not everywhere in Africa is prosperous for poultry farming. Zimbabwean producer Patrick Saruchera is hoping to overcome challenging market conditions by mobilising his fellow farmers to share resources and focus on indigenous chickens – known locally...
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