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Thursday 21st May 2015.
Alice Mitchell - Editorial Assistant

Alice Mitchell
Editorial Assistant


MSD Animal Health


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Calls for Better Biosecurity as Avian Flu Continues to Spread

This week, highly pathogenic avian influenza has continued to spread to more farms around the US.

There have now been 174 detections of avian flu in the US since it was first found in December, and the total number of birds affected now stands at nearly 40 million.

The latest four confirmed detections of the disease occurred on two commercial turkey farms, one commercial chicken farm and one backyard flock of mixed poultry.

These outbreaks added to the rising number of avian flu detections in the hardest-hit states of Minnesota and Iowa.

The two most recent cases bring the number of detections in Iowa to 51, affecting 26,634,900 birds.

The Iowa State Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has announced that they are also looking into several unconfirmed outbreaks of HPAI. These additional detections are likely to take the tally in Iowa to 62.

Minnesota has so far detected 84 outbreaks, affecting 5,116,260 birds - continue reading.

There have also been a number of cases of avian influenza in other countries around the world.

In Taiwan, there were six new outbreaks of the H5N2 serotype confirmed in Yunlin, Pingtung and Changhua counties, and two outbreaks caused by the H5N8 serotype of the virus, which occurred in Yunlin and Pingtung counties - continue reading.

Turkey, India and Viet Nam also reported further outbreaks of several serotypes of the disease.

In response, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has urged greater biosecurity measures to be taken by countries around the world, to try and prevent the spread of avian influenza.

The organisation said that while it is not unusual for the avian influenza virus to circulate, particularly among wild birds, the recent upsurge in outbreaks worldwide reaffirms the need for better implementation of the intergovernmental standards adopted by the OIE’s 180 member countries.

These standards include measures on avian influenza surveillance, early detection, rapid response to outbreaks and prevention and control, especially farm biosecurity and, where appropriate, poultry vaccination - continue reading.

~ Alice

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Company News

Golden Rod Wins Cobb500 Regional Performance Award
Golden Rod Poultry at Cullman, Alabama, has won the regional performance award for Cobb500 broiler breeders with results described as one of the most improved in the US industry.
Pas Reform Celebrates 10 Years in Russia
RUSSIA - A decade ago, Pas Reform Russia opened its doors for business in Belgorod for the first time, as part of the Dutch hatchery technology company’s commitment to global expansion and close market co-operation.
Egg Industry Leaders Tour Hy-Line International
US - Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, hosted nearly 60 egg industry leaders in April at its research and development campus in Dallas Center, Iowa.
First Cobb Poultry Forum for West Balkan Countries
SERBIA - Belief in the future of the poultry industry in the west Balkan countries and increasing cooperation with the rest of Europe was expressed by Graf von Drechsel, at a forum organised in Belgrade by Cobb Germany and its local partner Iradia.
Poultry Scientist Sees Salmonella, Intestinal Disease Link
US - Researcher Charles Hofacre from the University of Georgia has made the link between maintaining intestinal health of chickens and reducing Salmonella incidence.
Alaso Corp Signs New Pennsylvania Distributor
US - Alaso Corp. has welcomed Ag Depot LLC as a new distributor covering the Pennsylvania area.
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USDA Turkey Hatchery - 15 May 2015
USDA Feed Outlook - May 2015

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US Proposes Law to Collect Animal Antimicrobial Data
Two More US Avian Flu Outbreaks, Wisconsin Releases Quarantine
Minnesota Estimates Avian Flu Losses as Further US Outbreaks Confirmed
US Confirms Just One New Avian Flu Outbreak
Iowa Egg Centre Seeks Research Submissions on Avian Flu
Unapproved Chemical Use Leads to AA Poultry Recall
Four New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in US
Noted Flu Researcher Joins Georgia Poultry Research Centre
US Help for Organic Farming Certification
Some US Foodborne Disease Infections Down in 2014

   United Kingdom

Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue After Poultry Aquisition
NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
Scottish Poultry Processing Plant Closure Announced
Award for 2 Sisters for Time and Attendance System

   Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bans Some Poultry Imports from South Dakota

   European Union

Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU Soy Consumption Hidden in Animal Products
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body


Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling

   South Africa

South Africa Seeking Solution on Trade with USA
Southern African Poultry Producer Astral Sees Profits Rise


New Avian Flu Outbreaks in India
Heat Stress Lowers Productivity in Poultry
CP Foods India to Expand its Chicken Brand in West India
Mystery of Indian Poultry Disease Solved


Zimbabwe Poultry Industry Grows in First Quarter of 2015


Hendrix Genetics, NPM Capital to Join Forces


More Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan


Chicken Viruses Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Genes


FAO Warns of Avian Flu Impact on Nigerian Food Security


Further Avian Flu Found in Turkey

   Viet Nam

New Outbreak of H5N1 Avian Flu in Viet Nam


Increase in Egyptian Cases of H5N1 Avian Flu in Humans


Myanmar Confirms Major Avian Flu Outbreak in February


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JBS Sees Sharp Rise in Profits


China-Brazil Strengthen Agricultural Relations


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