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27 March 2015
Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
OIE Joins World Health Day Celebrations
FRANCE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April....
Eighty Per Cent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are severe or high in 80 per cent of regions worldwide according to the latest Biomin Mycotoxin Survey. ...
Netherlands Reports Bird Flu in Friesland Poultry
THE NETHERLANDS - Movement restrictions have been imposed following the detection of what is thought to be an H7 low-pathogenic avian influenza virus in a free-range layer flock in the north-west of the country....
Three Outbreaks of Low-path Avian Flu in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - Over a three-month period around the turn of the year, ostriches at three farms in Western Cape province tested positive for the H5N2 low-pathogenic avian influenza virus....
26 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Alarm Sounded over Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals
GLOBAL - As concerns continue to be expressed about growing antibiotic resistance, a new international report projects antibiotic use in farm animals will increase by two-thirds by 2030 compared with 2010. New outbreaks of avian flu have been reported...
Poultry Scrutinises Politicians Ahead of Election
UK - Stakeholders in the poultry sector met to hear politicians unveil their plans for key food sector issues earlier this month. ...
Commercial Flock in Kansas Tests Positive for Low-path Avian Flu
KANSAS, US - A new case of low-pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Crawford county, which is in south-east Kansas. This outbreak appears unrelated to an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in Leavenworth county, north-east Kansas, in the...
Avian Flu Hits Two More Taiwanese Goose Flocks
TAIWAN - There have been two new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian flu on goose farms in western Taiwan....
High-path Avian Influenza Hits Palestine
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - A small backyard poultry flock in Jerusalem has been hit by an outbreak of H5N1 high-path bird flu....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Industry Roundtable: Raising Poultry Without Antibiotics
US - Highlights of a roundtable discussion on meeting the challenge of antibiotic use restriction while maintaining flock health, welfare and sustainability are offered by 'Poultry Health Today' from Zoetis. ...
Fumonisins: an Underestimated Threat to Poultry
GLOBAL - Intensive scientific research over the last 15 years has revealed alarming ways that fumonisins interact with birds’ immune and digestive systems, says Biomin....
24 March 2015
Figures Coming in on Bird Flu in Uttar Pradesh
INDIA - Over 844 birds have been culled, while 187 had died in the 1-km radius after H5N1 avian influenza hit Uttar Pradesh state....
Avian Flu Hits More Than 300 Nigerian Poultry Farms
NIGERIA - Avian influenza has so far affected 322 farms in 18 states, according to the agriculture minister....
23 March 2015
Top Level Speakers, Key Topics Confirmed for IEC Business Conference
PORTUGAL - The Egg Production session of the IEC Business Conference Lisbon 2015, will focus on influenza....
MSD Animal Health Receives Positive Opinion from European Medicines Agency for Mixed Use of Two of Its Poultry Vaccines
EU - MSD Animal Health has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion for the mixed use of NOBILIS® IB 4-91 and NOBILIS IB Ma5 for poultry one day-old...
New Vaccine to Fight Poultry Diseases
US - A vaccine that protects chickens against two infectious poultry diseases has been developed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists....
Nigeria's Farmers Call for Government Help
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Plateau state are calling for government help to compensate them for the loss of birds and sales following recent avian influenza outbreaks....
20 March 2015
Over 500 Customers Attend Ceva’s “State of the Art” Seminar in Bangkok
THAILAND - Over 500 customers attended Ceva’s “state of the art” seminars held in conjunction with VIV Asia and opened by Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Yukol Limlamthong. ...
19 March 2015
CME: Avian Flu in Four States, What's the Damage?
US - H2N2 high pathogenic avian influenza has been identified in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks in Kansas but any action taken by trading partners regarding Kansas will not have a major impact on poultry exports or supplies, write Steve Meyer...
Weekly Overview: Bird Flu Impacts Global Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - The spread of avian influenza in recent months has affected the bottom line of one leading poultry company and, according to a new report, it is set to impact global trade streams. New outbreaks have been reported in the last week in the US,...
FAO Boosts Disease Control, Food Security in Response to Syria Crisis
MIDDLE EAST - The FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year....
Clint Lewis Named 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year
US - Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, US Operations at Zoetis, was recently named the 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)....
 
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