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Thursday 15th December 2016.
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What Do Poultry Keepers Think of the Housing Rules for Bird Flu Prevention?

Outbreaks of the H5N8 type of avian influenza have been killing large amounts of farmed poultry and wild birds across Europe in the past few weeks. The worst affected country this week has been Hungary, which reported 72 new outbreaks in the past two days.

The disease is thought to be spread by migrating wild birds, and all poultry in Britain, as well as in several other parts of Europe, have been forced indoors to protect them from the virus.

Experienced poultry hobbyist and commercial farmer Mike Colley said the measures show the authorities are very concerned about the spread of disease on the continent. “Avian influenza could lead to the devastation of our industry which is actually very large – close to a billion chickens will be kept over the course of a year in Britain,” he said.

He added: “Making efforts to keep your flock away from wild birds and paying particular attention to hygiene makes very good sense and although it will be a pain and potentially costly it will help keep the wolf from the door.”

Chris Rumming, of Lydiard Turkeys near Swindon, farms a high-welfare, free range flock of bronze turkeys. He agreed that the new rules are a good thing, even though the UK has not had any outbreaks so far, to help free range producers prepare for such disease threats.

“Perhaps it’s a good thing that we’re having this kind of scare without actually any outbreaks, to make people think about it,” he said. “It sharpens the mind a bit.” – Click here to read more.


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How Poultry Performed Globally in 2016 – and What to Expect in 2017
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More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found on Hungarian Farms

   United States

3.8 Million Dollars Released to Fund US Organic Farming Research
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   Korea, South

South Korea Sacrifices Nearly 10 Million Birds to Curb Avian Influenza

   Hungary

Hungary Reports 33 New Bird Flu Outbreaks

   United Kingdom

Survey Shows Brits Rely on Eggs to Cure Hangovers
Poultry Experts Share Top Tips as Avian Flu Rules Drive Birds Indoors

   France

Six More Farms Hit by Bird Flu in France

   Brazil

Brazil Issues Flu Health Alert, Urging Poultry Keepers to Protect Birds

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