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Friday, January 23, 2015
International Poultry Council to Focus on Impact of Avian Flu on Industry
GLOBAL - With increased avian influenza detections around the world wreaking havoc on global poultry trade, the virus will be among the chief topics of discussion when members of the International Poultry Council (IPC) convene in April in Rome, Italy...
Seven Nigerian States Report Bird Flu Outbreaks
NIGERIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza has spread to seven states and affected 140,000 birds, according to a report today. The H5N1 virus strain has been identified as the cause....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Weekly Overview: New Proposal to Cut Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry Meat Cuts
GLOBAL - The US food safety agency has announced this week a proposal aimed at cutting markedly foodborne bacteria on chicken and turkey parts. High-path avian flu, meanwhile, is wreaking havoc in Taiwan's goose sector and in the last week, Nigeria, Israel,...
Avian Flu Spreads to New Nigerian States
NIGERIA - Poultry mortalities from highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the states of Ogun, Delta, Edo and Rivers. Farmers are being urged to raise biosecurity and consumers are warned only to buy poultry from reliable sources....
Taiwanese Goose Industry Hit by Tidal Wave of High-path Avian Flu
TAIWAN - More than 260,000 birds - predominantly geese - have been involved in 61 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza of three different H5 virus subtypes reported by the national veterinary authority in one day....
Avian Flu Hits Turkeys in Palestine's West Bank
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - A farmer in the West Bank culled his two turkey flocks last week on suspicion of high-path avian flu, which has since been confirmed as an H5 subtype....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Taiwan Makes Official Report on 28 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
TAIWAN - The latest report from the veterinary authority describes 28 new outbreaks of H5N8 high-path avian flu on goose and ducks farms in the west of the country in the most recent week. More than 109,000 birds have been affected in this week alone....
Third Avian Flu Outbreak in Washington State Poultry
WASHINGTON STATE, US - A third smallholder flock of poultry in the state has been culled following confirmation of infection with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus....
Taiwan Set to Import Poultry Meat as Bird Flu Outbreaks Continue
TAIWAN - More than half a million poultry have already been culled in Taiwan following the detection of one of the three high-path avian influenza virus subtypes circulating in the country. The government is offering full compensation to affected farmers...
Bird Flu Hits Japanese Broiler Breeder Flock
JAPAN - Almost 73,000 broiler breeders at a farm in Saga prefecture in the north-west of the island of Kyushu have been culled following the detection of the H5N8 high-path bird flu virus....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
High-path Bird Flu Hits Turkeys in Israel
ISRAEL - The detection of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in a turkey flock in the Haifa district has resulted in the cull of 100,000 birds at the outbreak farm and a close neighbour....
Monday, January 19, 2015
Registration Open for IEC Business Conference 2015
PORTUGAL - Details of the IEC Business Conference Lisbon 2015 are now available to view online including the draft programme and how to register. ...
More Poultry Lost to Avian Flu in Nigeria
NIGERIA - A second outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in the country has been confirmed at Badore, near Lagos in the south-west, where 2,000 poultry have been culled. The previous outbreak was in the far north of Nigeria and the government has embarked...
Friday, January 16, 2015
US Counts the Cost of Chinese Ban on Its Poultry Exports
CHINA & US - As a result of China's ban on imports of all poultry and products from the US on the grounds of spreading avian flu, the US will be forced to send to rendering most of the huge volume of chicken paws (feet) and wing tips that it previously...
All Poultry Sales Take a Hit in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Poultry purchases have fallen sharply since the first outbreak of avian influenza there. While geese have been hit by the virus, so too have sales of all poultry in the country but there are concerns that supplies may be tight for the New Year....
New Avian Influenza Virus Strain Detected in Taiwan
TAIWAN - As bird flu sweeps across Taiwan, a new strain of the avian influenza virus - H5N3 - has been detected for the first time in the country....
Japanese Layer Flock Hit by Avian Flu
JAPAN - Culling has begun of a 200,000-bird laying flock in Okayama in the west of Honshu island after confirmation of a highly pathogenic H5 avian flu virus - the fourth outbreak in the country this winter....
South Korea to Impose Poultry Movement Ban
SOUTH KOREA - In a move to halt the spread of the avian influenza virus, the government is to impose a 36-hour ban on the movement of poultry in the country from the early morning of 17 January....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sales in US of Animal Health Products $7.5 Billion in 2013
US - Sales of animal health products for livestock and pets were similar in 2013 to the year before, according to new figures from the industry body....
ECO Highlights the Future of Poultry Antimicrobials
UK - ECO Animal Health will be showcasing its innovative antimicrobial treatment, Aivlosin®, on its booth at IPPE....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Risks to EU of Transboundary Animal Diseases Assessed
EU - A senior official at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) outlines the risks of transboundary diseases of livestock in the EU and explains what his organisation's activities in their control....
Chr. Hansen to Present New Research on Probiotic Benefits in Poultry
US - New research by Chr. Hansen confirms that probiotics, or direct fed microbials (DFM), provide significant performance and economic benefits in commercial poultry production. ...
Pathogen Control, Milling Efficiency under Expert Scrutiny at IPPE
US - Pathogen control and milling efficiency will take centre stage at IPPE, according to Anitox, as poultry producers respond to demands to further protect consumers against foodborne illnesses without compromising productivity....
Feeding Broilers to Up-Regulate Genes for Anti-NDV Activity
US - Newcastle disease virus (NDV) can be lethal to poultry or weaken birds’ immune defences against other disease, says Diamond V....
 
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