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Thursday 10th December 2015.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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French Bird Flu Toll Rises as Four More Outbreaks Reported

The total number of recent French highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks has risen to ten, with the confirmation of four more outbreaks.

Three of the new outbreaks were detected in Dordogne, and one in Haute-Vienne.

More information was also revealed about all ten outbreaks today, in reports from the French authorities to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Four outbreaks in Dordogne and the one in Haute-Vienne have been identified as the highly pathogenic H5N1 serotype of the virus, through laboratory testing.

Another two of the Dordogne outbreaks have been identified as caused by the H5N2 virus, whilst two in Dordogne and one in Landes were caused by the H5N9 strain.

In total, over 45,000 birds have already been culled as a result of these outbreaks, to try and prevent the virus from spreading.

In addition, two outbreaks of a low-pathogenic H5N2 strain have been reported in the Landes region.

The affected premises were both duck farms involved with fois gras production, and held over 3000 animals in total – read more.

Other outbreaks detected this week were in Ghana, South Korea, and a low-pathogenic outbreak in Germany.

In the US, APHIS confirmed that a wild duck from Oregon, sampled as part of surveillance efforts, had a Eurasian H5 strain of avian influenza. However, tests were unable to determine the exact strain present.

No cases have been found in poultry there since June, but the US authorities remain vigilant, with more than 24,000 samples tested since July – read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Broiler Production Research: Bacteria, Vaccinations and Water
Three investigations presented at the 2015 International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta pointed out issues of farm bacteria, vaccination practices and water usage.

Mycotoxin Survey 2014 - Focus on Russian Poultry and Swine Feed
The State Scientific Institution All-Russian Poultry Research and Technology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences will implement multiple mycotoxin detection to help better understand threats to livestock.

Company News

IPPE Launches Website Redesign and Mobile App
US - The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website,
Winner of 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award
UK - Annabelle Heath, who swapped life in the horse racing world for a career in poultry, is the winner of the 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award.
Adding Value: Latest Aviagen Broiler School Focuses on the Bottom Line
UK - Topics such as the value chain, broiler growing and broiler philosophy were the focus at the fourth Aviagen® Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production Management School – Broiler Module, held recently in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Poland’s JDA Gets Future-ready with New Smart Hatchery
POLAND - Poland’s fast-growing JDA hatchery is extending operations with a new commission for incubation, climate control and hatchery automation systems from Pas Reform. Due for completion in the first half of 2016, this latest expansion project will bring the hatchery’s total capacity to more than 45 million day old chicks per year.
Aviagen Appoints New International Commercial Manager for Indian River
GLOBAL - Aviagen®, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, announced today that Mohsen Ganjaei has been appointed International Commercial and Product Support Manager for Indian River® customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Finnish Seminar Welcomes Aviagen Speakers and New Ross 140 Club Members
FINLAND - Aviagen® SweChick Ab, the business unit responsible for supplies of parent stock to Finland, recently participated in a seminar in Tampere organised by Finland´s Broiler Association. The seminar, which had over 120 people attend, focused mainly on current issues in Finland as well as offering practical advice for producers.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

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US Bird Flu Preparations Continue as Wild Duck Infection Confirmed
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'Last Resort' Antibiotic Resistance Also Found in Denmark


French Bird Flu Outbreak Total Rises to Ten
More Avian Flu Outbreaks Detected in France

   United Kingdom

Top Performers Rewarded at British Poultry Council Ceremony
Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming


Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
COOL Retaliation Amounts Decided at Over $1 Billion
Food Prices Fell in November Amid Robust Global Stocks

   Korea, South

Farmed Ducks Hit by Bird Flu in South Korea


Further H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak in Ghana


Germany Reports H5N2 Avian Flu Outbreak


China to Help Africa Modernise Agriculture


Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact


Surprising Link Between Egg Colour and Hen Disease Resistance

   European Union

EU Agri-Food Exports at Record Level
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