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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 9 April 2009
Thursday 9th April 2009
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Pathogens - growing concerns and mysteries revealed

Bird flu continues to rumble on across the world, with reports this week of an outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza in the US state of Kentucky.

The number of human cases of bird flu so far this year has reached 22, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and seven people have died. With three new cases announced in one week, Egypt seems to be especially hard hit, and WHO has expressed concerns there about the possibility of some Egyptians carrying the bird flu virus without showing symptoms. This raises the alarming possibility that the virus has further opportunities to mutate to a strain that spreads more easily between humans.

Food pathogens have also been in the news this week. A conference last week in the US reveals widespread concern among academics and the USDA that antibiotic resistance remains a problem. But on a positive note, several recent publications provide missing pieces of the puzzle on how Salmonella and Arcobacter (a relative of Campylobacter) become virulent and develop antibiotic resistance.
Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Suppliers Help Raise Efficiency to Cut Production Costs in Asia
The leading exhibitors at VIV Asia's special show sector, Eggs!, agree that the best way to help their customers through tough times is to help them improve efficiency, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.
Salmonella Intervention Strategies and Testing Methods
Dr Scott M. Russell, extension poultry scientist with the University of Georgia, describes and explains the implications of the different Salmonella interventions and tests used in the US and EU.
Arcobacter: Genome of Foodborne Pathogen Exposed
Mapping of the genome of Arcobacter butzleri by scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service is a first step in control of this food-borne pathogen.
Bio-Response Incubation for an Energy-Friendly Environment
Tom Dewaele of Petersime NV introduced the concept of bio-response incubation at VIV Asia 2009 a few weeks ago. Here, he explains the background to the concept and its practical application.
Philippines - Poultry and Products - Chicken Industry Update - 2009
In 2008, chicken production in the Philippines, valued at about $2 billion, increased by 5.76 per cent over the previous year.
Fuel for Cars and Leftovers for Livestock
Biofuel research is not just a matter of finding the right type of biomass — maize soybean oil or other material — and converting it into fuel.
Merial Gallimune Flu H5N9
* Company News

GSI Group Acquires Hired Hand
US - GSI Group announced today that it has finalized its acquisition of the agricultural and livestock equipment business of Hired Hand, headquartered in Bremen, Alabama.
Cobb Europe Grows with New Facilities
EU - New research and production facilities form the basis for growth of Cobb Europe.
Comparison of Methods to Inactivate Bird Flu Virus
PAKISTAN - M.A. Shahid and colleagues at the Poultry Research Institute in Rawalpindi compared the efficacy of various physical and chemical agents against local strain the H5N1 virus.
* Global Poultry Industry News


 » Click here for this week's bird flu news.


 » Protection of Animal Health Remains Top Priority
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   United States

 » Organisations Applaud USDA's Base Acre Decision
 » CIDRAP Comments on New Poultry Health Programme
 » Low-Path Bird Flu in Kentucky Halts Exports to Russia
 » CME: Reduced Ouput Levels for Meat and Poultry
 » Meeting Addresses Antibiotic Use in Food Chain
 » Organisations Challenge EPA Regulation
 » New Food Wash Kills Pathogens Fast
 » Food Producers Offered Welfare Programme Online
 » FDA Approves Rapid Test for H5N1 Virus in Humans
 » Salmonella Strain's Path to Virulence Uncovered
 » AMI Cites the Ups and Downs of US Meat Inspection
 » CME: Slumping Sales Cause Cut Back on Production
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » International Egg and Poultry Review


 » Poultry Farm Ships 25 Per Cent of Exports to Dubai

   United Kingdom

 » RUMA Responds on Call to Cut Antibiotic Use
 » 2009 Royal Show to be the Last
 » Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella
 » Good Industry Response to Pig and Poultry Live 09
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 » Canadian Government Ignores Animal Welfare
 » All Bird Flu Restrictions Lifted in BC


 » Farmers Must Cut Costs to Compete


 » Mystery Chicken Deaths Hit Poultry Sales

   Viet Nam

 » Tariff Rises Have Helped Cut Imports


 » DNA Used to Distinguish Wildfowl Meat


 » Salmonella Detection Methods in Feeds Compared


 » Newcastle Disease Breaks out in Belgium


 » New WPSA Branch in Cameroon


 » Price of Broiler Chicken Up Again

   Russian Federation

 » Good Year for Cherkizovo Despite Challenges

That's all for this week!

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