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Thursday 30th May 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Progress Being Made on Tackling Poultry Disease

At the World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, new standards were agreed in a number of areas, including antimicrobial resistance and broiler welfare and there was special attention on the recent influenza A(H7N9) episode in China.

On antimicrobial resistance, OIE delegates have updated an important chapter of the OIE Code on responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine in the 178 OIE Member Countries.

The World Assembly also adopted a new chapter on broiler chickens, which includes criteria and measurables for animal welfare in broiler production systems.

“This new chapter is the culmination of a long-term undertaking and it has taken OIE Member Countries several years to reach a consensus. It also goes to show that our Organisation's international standards-setting process, based on scientific excellence and democratically adopted standards – one country, one vote – achieves results of worldwide importance," declared Dr Bernard Vallat, Director General of the OIE.

The Assembly also heard the latest available information from the Chinese delegation. The results of the recent OIE expert mission to China were presented, with a view to preparing measures to try to prevent any worldwide spread of the virus in animals.

A total of 132 human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) so far, including 37 deaths. All cases have been in China or been linked to travel to that country.

French-based multi-national animal health company, Ceva Santé Animale, has signed a scientific protocol with the South China Agricultural University to research and develop vaccine to help control H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, which continues to cause severe losses to the poultry industry in affected countries worldwide.

In a positive development of poultry health control, researchers at the University of Exeter have reported that, instead of fighting necrotic enteritis with antibiotics, farmers could be able to use a vaccine in future.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Insects as Animal Feeds
In a report from FAO entitled 'Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security', the potential is explored of using insects as a source of protein and other nutrients in dies for poultry and farmed fish.

Diseases of Farmyard Poultry. Part 4 - External and Internal Parasites of Chickens
An outline of external and internal parasites common in backyard or hobby flocks by Victoria Roberts, BVSc MRCVS, for NADIS.

Arginine Requirements of White Pekin Ducks from 1 to 21 Days of Age
Arginine requirements of male White Pekin ducks from one to 21 days of age were higher for optimum feed conversion than for weight gain or breast meat yield, according to a new study from Beijing.

Novel Practical Poultry Management Method to Enhance the Effect of Live Eimeria Vaccination for Conventionally Housed Replacement Layer Pullets
Researchers from Canada and the US have demonstrated that 40 per cent cent coverage of cage floors with durable fibre trays for an extended duration had significant and beneficial impacts on the success of live coccidiosis vaccination with cage-reared pullets.

Reducing Salmonella Horizontal Transmission During Egg Incubation by Phage Therapy
The application of bacteriophages by aerosol spray while transferring eggs from incubator to hatcher may be an effective and inexpensive approach to reduce the horizontal transfer of Salmonella in poultry, according to new research from Portugal.

Fly Monitoring
Guidance of monitoring flies around farms and other facilities from the UK's Environment Agency from its publication 'Fly management: how to comply with your environmental permit'.

Company News

AveSui 2013 Ends Successfully
BRAZIL - The main event for the poultry and swine industries in Latin America ended on 16 May and hit the market with news, technology and partnerships formed.
New Appointment to Cobb Africa Technical Team
AFRICA - Jose Luis Losada Torres has joined the Cobb Africa team as broiler technical manager, moving from the Brazilian broiler industry where he has worked for the past 13 years.
Next Aviagen EMEA School Modules announced
GLOBAL - Aviagen has announced the next Modules in the extremely popular Europe, Middle East and Africa Production School (EMEA). Following feed-back from students attending the first three Modules, the next series will take a slightly different approach with more workshops and hands-on sections in addition to lectures.
New UK Poultry Team at MSD
UK - MSD Animal Health has announced vet Katie Pitman has joined the UK poultry team to broaden the technical services offering. This new appointment expands the team to six, including three vets.
Maternal Consumption of Original XPC Improves Progeny Performance
US - It has been established that feeding Diamond V Original XPC to livestock and poultry improves reproductive performance.
LIMA Successful at IFFA 2013
GERMANY - IFFA 2013 was an outstanding exhibition for LIMA in terms of visitors and results, with record numbers and high-quality demand.
PCS On-site Service Provides Electrostatic Charge Application
UK - There are many red mite control products on the market but PCS Poultry says its FossilShield is a non-toxic diatomaceous earth and is unique in its ability to accept an electrostatic charge due to its high resistance to moisture.
EOC Fan Now Includes Belt Tensioner
ITALY - Termotecnica Pericoli recognises the negative effect on fans performance and cost-effective operation by this all-too-commonly found condition of 'Belt Tension' following the initial settling in or bedding of the fan.
Franco-Chinese Agreement on Avian Influenza Vaccine Research
FRANCE - French based multi-national animal health company Ceva Santé Animale has signed a scientific protocol with the South China Agricultural University to research and develop vaccine to help control avian influenza.
Serbian Seminar Looks to Issues Around Entry to EU
SERBIA - The state of the poultry industry - and legislation that would need to be implemented in countries seeking to join the European Union - were the main topics discussed when more than 80 participants from Serbia, the former region of Yugoslavia, attended Cobb Germany’s annual seminar in Novi Sad.
Aviagen Celebrates Success in Zambia as Distributor Expands
ZAMBIA - Ross Breeders Africa, the Ross distributor in the African sub-continent, has recently decided to expand their operations in Zambia after 14 years of continued success for the Ross 308.
Ross App Commended at UK Pig and Poultry Marketing Awards
UK - The UK Pig and Poultry Marketing awards, held on 9 May, saw more success for the Ross App featuring information for Europe as it was highly commended for innovation.
CID Lines Highlights Triple Action of Cid 2000
US - Water is involved in every aspect of the poultry metabolism. It plays important roles in regulating body temperature, digesting food and eliminating body wastes. At normal temperatures, poultry consumes at least twice as much water as feed.
RS Hygiene to Add Further Innovative Biocides
UK - RS Hygiene has provided reliable, cost effective products for over 20 years, adding new, and improving existing, formulations constantly. Disinfectants and water treatments have been criticized by companies that have left the industry, and copied by others, often badly, that have joined.
Jamesway Showcases Thinkwise Technology at VIV Russia
RUSSIA - Jamesway highlighted their latest innovation in incubation systems – ThinkWise™ Technology – at the VIV Russia show in Moscow on 21 to 23 May . One of the largest international exhibitions on meat and poultry farming, VIV Russia included over 340 exhibitors from around the world.
Nebulization with Halamid, All-in-one Solution for Terminal Disinfection
FRANCE - Often disinfectants, liquids and powders, are diluted in water following manufacturer’s recommendations and then sprayed or brushed on a surface.
Biomin Releases Latest Results of Mycotoxin Survey
US - Since 2005, Biomin has been conducting extensive studies documenting the occurrence of mycotoxins worldwide. The Biomin Mycotoxin Survey Program 2012 details once again the distribution of mycotoxins according to their region of origin and commodity type.
Next Generation Dimmer from Agrilamp
UK - After five years of intensive research and development, Agrilamp has just release a new generation of bespoke dimmers for the agricultural industry, designed and manufactured specifically for poultry production.
Ceva Sales Force Named Top Poultry Sales Team
US – Ceva’s sales force has been recognised as the top sales team in the poultry vaccine industry by C.F. Grass Consulting, a premier provider of marketing research and advice in the animal health market.
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Global Poultry Industry News


Weekly Overview: Study Reveals Extent of Breaks in Animal Health Product Cold Chain
Future of Zoonosis Linked to Farming and Environment
Insects as Sustainable Food and Feed Source
Report Looks at Feed Enzyme Market
Farm Animal Diversity Declines
Call for Sustainable Solutions to Feed the World
BIRD FLU: Brazil Intensifies Bird Flu Strategy; Malaysia Bans Poultry from Bird Flu-afflicted Countries; Beijing Reports Second H7N9 Infection
OIE Adopts New Chapters on Animal Health, Welfare
Positive Global Outlook Threatened by Bird Flu in China

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EFSA Guidance for Environmental Risk Assessment of GM Animals
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Canada Set to Retaliate over US COOL Stance
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No H7N9 Virus Found in Poultry Farms in China
Beijing to Test for H7N9 in Flu Monitoring System
Beijing Reports Second H7N9 Infection
Tracking System Keeps Tabs on Livestock, Poultry
Scientists Reveal H7N9 Clinical Findings


Changing Food Habits Hold Hope for Poultry Sector
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Time to Resourcify: Conference Examines Food Supply Options
Calculation of Antibiotic Use on Farms

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USDA Keeps COOL; Complies with WTO Ruling
CME: Pork Exports Slumping; Beef, Poultry Exports on Softer Footing
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CME: April Beef, Pork, Poultry Production Up Compared to a Year Ago
Focus Shifts to Soybean Planting Progress
CME: Corn, Soybean Plantings Behind Schedule


IFAD Loan to Revive Small-scale Agriculture in Seychelles

   United Kingdom

Poultry Council Welcomes Commission Decision on Emissions
Call for More Science in Large-scale Livestock Debate
International Safety Award for Moy Park
UK Poultry Processing Showing Success
Scientists Close to Necrotic Enteritis Breakthrough
NFU Takes #buybritish Message to Millions


Cutting Red Tape for Australia's Food Industry
Water Pipe Tipped to Boost Poultry Industry


Both Houses Pass Animal Health, Welfare Bill
Minister Acknowledges Parliament’s Engagement on CAP Reform


Zimbabwe's Producers Beat Back Imports


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Livestock Growth to be Slow but Steady
OIE Reports Nine HPAI Outbreaks in Six Provinces Across Nepal


Egg Prices Go up Again as Mercury Rises


Three Newcastle Disease Outbreaks Across Israel


Brazilian Poultry Industry Intensifies Strategies against Bird Flu


Registration for WVPA 2013 Congress Now Open


Cargill Launches Poultry Farming Mentorship Programme

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Reports First Quarter Loss

   Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic in Drive to Become Leading Meat, Eggs Exporter

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