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Thursday 17th November 2016.
Alice Mitchell - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Countries Across Migration Pathways at Risk from Avian Flu

For the past two weeks, outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been detected all over Europe in wild birds.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) detected the virus in wild birds in Tyva Republic in southern Russia two months ago, and since then the organisation says it seems to have spread southwards to India and westward to Europe with the autumn migration of waterbirds.

Outbreaks in commercial or domestic poultry have been detected in India, Austria, Hungary and Israel, where the virus moved south after detections in Europe.

FAO said the locations correspond roughly to the autumn migration patterns of waterbirds, particularly Anatidae species - the family that includes ducks, geese and swans.

All countries along the migratory pathways of the Anatidae family of birds are at risk, including countries of the Middle East, the European Union, West Africa, the former Soviet Union, and South Asia.

“We cannot predict which countries will experience outbreaks in poultry or cases in wild birds,” said Andriy Rozstalnyy, FAO animal production officer for Europe and Central Asia, “but all should consider measures to curtail the disease and prevent spread of the virus in poultry.” – Click here to read more.

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness week, and the British Poultry Council (BPC) says it has been setting milestones for the responsible stewardship of antibiotics over the last year.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s (VMD) latest report collating sales of antibiotics used in UK livestock (the VARSS Report) highlighted a number of achievements of the British poultry industry.

In 2015, antibiotic use in poultry meat production accounted for only 13.5 per cent of the total used in food animal production. Meanwhile, the use of last-resort antibiotic colistin has been stopped in poultry meat production, and the use of fluoroquinolones antibiotics has seen a reduction of 52 per cent from 2014.

BPC Chairman, John Reed, said: “Since 2011 we have worked with the VMD to collect accurate poultry meat specific data, and we are delighted that we have reduced our use of antibiotics by 43 per cent. Our priority remains the health of our birds, and the responsible therapeutic use of antibiotics is crucial.” – Read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

The Battle Against Campylobacter – Are We Winning?
Consumer research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) released in August showed that show that two thirds of consumers think the industry should continue to reduce Campylobacter levels beyond the agreed current target of less than 10 per cent of chickens at the most highly contaminated level. This research has again thrown out a challenge to the poultry industry: has enough been done to reduce the risks from Campylobacter? Poultry consultant Jeremy Hall gives his views.

Company News

The Increasing Threat from Mycotoxins to Global Food Security
CANADA - Remarks by Christopher Elliott, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.
Aviagen Anadolu Parent Stock and Broiler Customers Come Together at Biennial Seminar
TURKEY - Over 100 customers from Turkey and Northern Cyprus came together in Antalya for the sixth Aviagen® Anadolu seminar.
Communicating Sustainability with Consumers, Suppliers and Stakeholders Focus of Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at 2017 IPPE
US - The ninth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
Innovation Award for PoultryStar® at EuroTier 2016
GERMANY - DLG, the German Agricultural Society presented BIOMIN with an Innovation Award EuroTier 2016 Silver Medal for PoultryStar® on the eve of EuroTier 2016 in Hannover, Germany.
First Saudi Wit Trainees Visit Cobb
SAUDI ARABIA - The first eight students to take part in the Al Watania Institute of Technology (WIT) training programme have returned to Saudi Arabia after completing periods with Cobb-Vantress to gain first-hand experience in the USA, UK and Holland.
Ceva Gets European Commission Go Ahead to Acquire Merial Assets From Boehringer Ingleheim
EU - The European Commission has given its approval for the transfer to Ceva Santé Animale of nine products developed and currently marketed by Merial.
Positive EFSA Opinion for Mycofix® Ingredient FUMzyme® in Poultry
EU - “This marks a major step in achieving an additional EU authorization for FUMzyme®.
Post-Hatch Feeding Made Easy, Practical and Flexible
GLOBAL - A unique partnership between a hatchery expert, biotech start-up and premix company has led to a game changing post-hatch feeding product: SmartStart™.
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams.
Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry Offered Entirely in Spanish at 2017 IPPE
US - For the third year in a row, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is hosting the education program, “Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola” (Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry), during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The seminar will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
New Lasalocid MRLs Relieve Export Restrictions for Broilers
GLOBAL - Broiler producers who want more diversity in their anticoccidial-rotation plan can now consider the ionophore lasalocid without worrying about it putting a damper on exports.
CBH Invests in SmartPro™ Hatchery for Valentine’s Chicken
NIGERIA - Country Bird Holdings (CBH) is investing further in Nigeria’s Valentine’s Chicken, to establish a new SmartPro™ equipped hatchery from Pas Reform.
ISA Selects SmartPro™ Incubation to Renovate Layer PS Hatchery in France
FRANCE - ISA, the layer division of Hendrix Genetics, has contracted Pas Reform for the renovation of its layer PS hatchery in Lorris, France.
Amino Acid Utilisation and Value of Phytase Highlighted as International Phytate Summit Comes to a Close
GLOBAL - The third International Phytate Summit (IPS3) concluded yesterday with industry leaders discussing the anti-nutritional impact that phytate can have on protein digestibility, and the positive influence of phytase on amino acids.
Organia to Revitalize Tanzania’s Poultry Industry
TANZANIA - Leading Tanzanian poultry and agriculture specialist Organia has chosen Pas Reform as its partner, for an ambitious economic regeneration project that will redevelop a once important regional production centre into the country’s leading supplier of day-old chicks.
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