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Thursday 10th March 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Weather, Biosecurity Investigated as Risk Factors in Indiana Bird Flu Outbreaks

This week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a preliminary report on the outbreaks of avian influenza in Indiana in January.

The incident was short and well contained, with only one case of highly pathogenic H7N8 and eight cases of low pathogenic H7N8 bird flu confirmed.

APHIS’ new report shows that that all viruses are of North American wild bird lineage, the highly pathogenic and low pathogenic viruses are very similar, and the low pathogenic virus mutated into highly pathogenic at just one farm.

One of the factors examined was the weather. The weather in Dubois County, Indiana was warmer and wetter than in previous years, which may have contributed to the introduction and persistence of the virus. The report said researchers would look into this factor in more detail in future.

Questionnaires given to producers showed that some risk factors identified during the 2015 outbreaks had been eliminated, but other risks had persisted on the affected farms, suggesting there is still room for improvement on biosecurity – click here to read more.

This week we also reported on many outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in Nigeria, which is struggling to contain the spread of the H5N1 strain of the virus. Poor biosecurity has been linked to outbreaks on many of the affected farms.

In addition, it has emerged that Kuwait has banned imports of poultry products from India over bird flu fears, after some outbreaks of H5N1 were reported in January – visit our dedicated bird flu page to read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Healthy Chickens, Healthy Flocks
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Consideration Factors When Selecting an Egg Incubator
There is more than one way to hatch an egg. Often, mother hens will take care of this process themselves. However, there are circumstances that may require purchasing an incubator in order to effectively hatch eggs.

Company News

Thinking About Going Antibiotic-free? Expert Panel Offers Insights, Suggestions
Broiler and turkey companies need to think carefully and weigh all the possible impacts before considering a move to antibiotic-free production, said poultry health experts at a panel discussion held at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta.
Petersime Showcased Operational Excellence Programme™ in Atlanta
US - At the International Production and Processing (IPPE) Atlanta show, Petersime introduced their new Operational Excellence Programme™.
Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine risk to livestock animal production.
Cobb Technical Team Expands in Mexico
US - Guadalupe Pardo Gonzalez has joined the Cobb technical service team in North America, providing technical support to customers in Mexico and Central America.
Ceva Reports Annual Growth of 12% and Reaffirms Ambition to Enter the Global Top 5 by 2020
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has today posted growth of 11.9% constant perimeter and 10.4% at constant exchange rates for 2015 on turnover of 857 million euros. Its performance moves it up the table of animal health businesses to number 7, and continues its record of posting double-digit growth every year since the Group’s formation.
Aviagen Prominent at First VIV MEA Show in Abu Dhabi
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Aviagen® exhibition stand was the meeting point for grandparent and parent stock customers from around the region, who took the opportunity to visit with their branded commercial and support teams at the inaugural VIV MEA, Feb. 15-17, in Abu Dhabi.
Mycotoxin Testing and Survey Results: Biomin Webinar
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about monitoring mycotoxins using available detection methods.
IPPE Industry Insights: Global Drivers in the Poultry Industry
ANALYSIS - Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Business for MSD Animal Health, said the two key drivers for the global poultry industry are production costs and consumer expectations.
Reducing Salmonella and Campylobacter in Broilers
GLOBAL - Poultry companies have made great progress in meeting food safety objectives, yet poultry meat remains a major source of the Salmonella and Campylobacter that cause foodborne illness.
Why Measure Chain Feeder Speed?
GLOBAL - Feed represents the single largest cost of broiler breeder production so it is important that all birds are able to access feed at the same time and without obstruction.
Necrotic Enteritis and Coccidiosis - Multifactorial Role of Butyrate on Intestinal Health
GLOBAL - Coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis are important diseases that affect the poultry industry worldwide, writes Pauline Paap, Orffa Additives B.V.
EggTester.Com Participates in Midwest Poultry Federation Convention
US - EggTester.Com (officially known as "ORKA Food Technology") will be participating at the 2016 Midwest Poultry Federation Convention during March 16-17, 2016 at St Paul, Minnesota, US.
New Prism International LLC
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Market Reports

UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - January 2016

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Probiotics Aid Broiler Weight Gain, Study Shows
CME: US Poultry Exports Remain Below 2015's in January Data
Weather Could Have Contributed to Indiana Bird Flu Outbreaks
Supplies Expected to be Heavy Through 2016 for US Beef, Pork, Chicken
Increased Biofuel Production Could Lead to Global Food Deficit, Study Shows
CME: Poor Restaurant Performance a Concern for US Meat Industry

   India

Indian Poultry Products Banned from Kuwait Over Bird Flu Fears

   Germany

Germany Funds Research into Antibiotic Resistance Spread in Poultry

   Nigeria

Nigerian Customs Seize Illegal Poultry Hidden Amongst Drinks
Fifteen More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria
Poor Biosecurity Measures Implicated in Latest Nigerian Bird Flu Outbreaks

   European Union

EU Broiler Meat Production Expected to Increase Again in 2016

   United Kingdom

Women's Contribution to Farming Celebrated by Minister
Power Production Offers Poultry Waste Solution for Northern Ireland

   Taiwan

249,490 Chickens Die in Taiwan Avian Influenza Outbreak

   Norway

Suspected Avian Flu Outbreak in Norwegian Turkeys

   Israel

Nine Newcastle Disease Outbreaks Reported in Israel

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