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Mexico Continues to Carry out Biosecurity Measures

28 February 2013

MEXICO - Mexico animal health authorities carried out inspections on 158 poultry production units in the state of Guanajuato as well as farms in Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

Mexico's National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) reported that so far, it has completed inspection of 49 farms and 32 backyard poultry farms in the municipalities of Dolores Hidalgo Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Cortazar, Juventino Rosas and San Diego Union, over 16 units in Encarnacion de Diaz and Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) reported that in total, 3.2 million chickens have been vaccinated to prevent further outbreaks.

A total of 22 million vaccines will be distributed in the coming days.

SENASICA reported that 22 farms in Guanajuato and 16 farms in Jalisco (belonging to Bachoco and sharecroppers)  have been identified as positive. 

Producers have been urged to remain vigilant and to strengthen biosecurity measures.

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