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30 July 2015
South Korea Reports New Bird Flu Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has reported many outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, dating back to September 2014....
New Virulence Factors Discovered Affecting Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers
US - Previously unknown bacterial proteins which may be important factors involved in necrotic enteritis in chickens have been discovered, in a recently completed project at the University of Connecticut....
29 July 2015
Some Poultry Vaccines Allow More Virulent Viruses to Evolve
US - Experiments with the virus causing Marek's disease in poultry seem to confirm the controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more virulent versions of a virus to survive, according to recent research published in PLoS Biology....
Further Avian Flu Outbreaks Affecting Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been more outbreaks of both highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan....
28 July 2015
New Avian Flu Outbreak in Germany
GERMANY - There has been a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in Niedersachsen in the west of Germany....
27 July 2015
Further Avian Flu Outbreaks in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There have been further outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam....
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
24 July 2015
Hundreds of Wild Birds Dead from Avian Flu in China
CHINA - Hundreds of wild birds have died as a result of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in China....
Producers Could be Winning Battle Against Marek’s Disease
US - The virulence of Marek’s disease virus may have plateaued, according to a recently completed research project at the USDA Agriculture Research Service in East Lansing, Michigan....
Arkansas Student Develops Salmonella Transmission Study Method
US - A graduate student has developed a method to study the transmission of Salmonella between chickens, by using genetically marked strains of the bacteria, according to reports from the University of Arkansas....
23 July 2015
Canada Lifts Some Avian Flu Control Zones
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed the quarantines on the first Avian Influenza Control Zone....
Further Avian Flu Reported in Ghana
GHANA - There have been two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in Ghana....
22 July 2015
Lack of Knowledge on Animal Diseases Leaves Humans at Risk
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from the University of Sydney have found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans....
21 July 2015
Two More Avian Flu Outbreaks in Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan....
Fears Grow Over West African Avian Flu Outbreaks
AFRICA - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of avian flu across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said....
20 July 2015
Nigeria Faces Three More Avian Flu Outbreaks
NIGERIA - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Nigeria....
17 July 2015
Accra Live Bird Market Still Trading Despite Avian Flu Ban
GHANA - Poultry vendors in the Central Business District of Accra, especially at the Makola market, are reportedly defying a ban on the sale and movement of live birds to prevent the spread of the avian influenza....
Ghana Hit by More Avian Flu Outbreaks
GHANA - There have been two more outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana....
16 July 2015
Minnesota Finds Second Case of Avian Flu in Wild Birds
US - A second confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in a wild bird in Minnesota, according to the state's Department for Natural Resources (DNR)....
Welsh Government Encourages Caution After Bird Flu Outbreak
WALES, UK - Welsh poultry owners have been urged to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza following the outbreak in England....
Further Mycoplasma Outbreaks Found in Backyard Poultry in Finland
FINLAND - There have been more outbreaks of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in backyard poultry across Finland....
15 July 2015
Northern Irish Minister Urges Vigilance After English Avian Flu Outbreak
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today urged poultry farmers in Northern Ireland to be vigilant following confirmation of an outbreak of avian influenza in the English county of Lancashire....
US Still Waiting for Progress on South Africa Market Access
US - A recent report by the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) said that there has been little progress on exports of bone-in chicken to South Africa....
Low Pathogenic Avian Flu Outbreaks Found in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - There have been four outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza on ostrich farms in South Africa....
14 July 2015
Further Avian Flu Outbreaks Affecting Taiwan
TAIWAN - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan....
 
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