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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bird Flu Confirmed in Wild Birds in Japan
JAPAN - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in the Kagoshima region of the country. ...
Bird Flu Confirmed in Washington State
US - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N2 and H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in Washington. ...
High-Path Bird Flu Returns to Germany
GERMANY - A turkey farm in Lower Saxony has been hit by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu virus....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Avian Influenza Confirmed in Italy
ITALY - There has been one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, reported in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. ...
What is the Global Impact of Bird Flu?
GLOBAL - Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade. Regions affected by avian flu outbreaks, like the EU and Canada, will suffer from lost export markets and...
Bird Flu Detected on Canadian Egg Farm
CANADA - An egg farm in Langley is the 10th victim of the avian influenza outbreak....
Bird Flu in Japan Causes 4,000 Chickens to be Culled
JAPAN - The Miyazaki Prefectural Government has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu in three birds that earlier tested positive at a chicken farm in the city of Nobeoka in the nation’s top poultry producing...
Education Helps Change Consumer Attitudes to Antibiotics
US - A little education goes a long way toward changing customers’ attitudes about antibiotics, according to Zoetis....
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Entry Routes into Europe Uncertain
EU - The precise route of introduction of the H5N8 virus into Europe still remains uncertain, says a scientific report of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that has been generated in collaboration with Member States and the EU Reference Laboratory....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Avian Influenza Reported in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There have been three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5, detected and confirmed in the Vinh Long and Tra Vinh regions of the country between 29 November and 5 December. ...
Bird Flu Could Occur Anywhere, Says Japanese Official
JAPAN - An official at the animal health department has warned that avian influenza could occur anywhere in the country as the result of transmission by wild birds and there is a reminder to travellers of the ban on importing poultry products from affected...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Avian Flu Confirmed at Ninth British Columbia Poultry Farm
CANADA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N2 variant has been confirmed at a ninth farm in the Fraser Valley, bringing the total number of birds affected to more than 180,000....
Friday, December 12, 2014
Risk of Bird Flu in Norway Relatively Low over Winter
NORWAY - The risk of introducing highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8 into Norway is small. ...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Eighth Poultry Farm in British Columbia Confirmed with Avian Flu
CANADA - Two further farms in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza - bringing the total to eight - and the disease is suspected at a further premises....
Belgium Carries out Avian Flu Checks
BELGIUM - Since the outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in neighbouring Netherlands, UK and Germany, Belgium's federal agency for the food chain (FAVV-AASCA) has carried out nationwide checks on disease control measures aimed to keep the virus...
Bird Flu in British Columbia
CANADA - Avian influenza has been confirmed on four poultry farms in British Columbia. ...
Details Emerge of Canada's Latest Avian Flu Outbreaks
CANADA - Details have emerged of the three most recent confirmed outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in British Columbia. The five outbreaks have affected 112,800 birds, mainly broiler breeders and meat turkeys....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Germany Confirmed
GERMANY - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected in poultry and wild duck in two previously reported isolated outbreaks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
All Albertan Farms Should Respond to Bird Flu
CANADA – All Albertan poultry producers, whether big or small, need to be aware of the bird flu situation in order to manage control, says a senior veterinarian....
Bird Flu Control Zone Set up in Canada; Seven Countries Ban Imports
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a primary control zone to prevent the spread of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in British Columbia, while seven countries have banned poultry imports from the region....
High-path Avian Flu Confirmed in Fourth Duck Flock in Kerala
INDIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by the H5N1 variant has been confirmed in a fourth duck flock in the Indian state of Kerala....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Too Busy for Sustainability?
US - If you think you are too busy to address sustainability in your business, you should think again, says Zoetis....
Canada Continues Avian Flu Investigation
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - Depopulation has begun on a broiler breeder chicken farm in Chilliwack, where avian influenza was first detected last week, and this will be followed by humane euthanasia and disposal of birds on the other three BC farms where...
Friday, December 05, 2014
False Representation of Health and Welfare of Broilers
US - Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives, says the National Chicken Council (NCC), and the people and companies involved in raising chickens share the...
 
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