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22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
More Low Path Bird Flu Found in France
FRANCE - Another outbreak of low pathogenic bird flu has been discovered in France....
20 September 2016
Avian Influenza-Free India a Big Relief to its Poultry Producers
INDIA - India is free from avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu from September 5, 2016, the department of agriculture and animal husbandry has declared, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
19 September 2016
France Lifts Bird Movement Restrictions as Flu Outbreaks End
FRANCE - The French agriculture department lifted restrictions on the movement of birds in 17 south-western departments last week, saying that the outbreaks of avian influenza that began in 2015 have ended, according to EFEAGRO....
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
16 September 2016
Anticoccidial Rotation, Good Husbandry Can Improve Coccidiosis Control
GLOBAL - Poultry producers worldwide know the importance of cutting losses from coccidiosis – the parasitic disease that is still causing significant losses in growth rate and feed efficiency....
15 September 2016
Historic Chinese Poultry Supply Downturn to Strengthen World Markets
GLOBAL - The global poultry industry is on the road to recovery following recent supply reductions in the US and Brazil, expected lower feed prices and, most importantly, because of the historic market downturn in the Chinese poultry industry, according...
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance....
Research Focuses on Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Woody Breast
GLOBAL - The role of nutrition is now a focus in the search for tools and strategies to counter the impact of woody breast, a condition found primarily in fast growing, heavy broilers....
14 September 2016
Further Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Ghana
GHANA - Three new highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks have been found in Ghana's Greater Accra and Central regions....
12 September 2016
IBV Variants in Poultry: Aiming for Cross-Protection
GLOBAL - Avian infectious bronchitis is an upper-respiratory disease in chickens. Highly contagious and thus worldwide in distribution, it is characterized by sneezing, gasping, coughing, watery eyes, tracheal rales and, sometimes, swollen sinuses....
09 September 2016
Further Low Path Bird Flu Found in South African Ostriches
SOUTH AFRICA - A commercial ostrich farm in South Africa has been hit by low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza....
Newcastle Disease Disrupts Poultry Producers in Israel
ISRAEL - An outbreak of Newcastle disease has killed 20 birds in the Hamerkaz province of Israel....
Broiler-House Management is Key to Preventing Winter Respiratory Disease
GLOBAL - Respiratory disease in broilers can occur any time of year, but it’s especially problematic in winter months, when air and environmental conditions may become compromised as producers try to keep costs under control....
08 September 2016
Newcastle Disease Outbreak Hits Namibian Backyard Holding
NAMIBIA - An outbreak of Newcastle disease has been discovered on a backyard poultry farm in Omusati region of Namibia....
07 September 2016
Genomics Expose the Role of Phytogenics in Gut Health: BIOMIN
GLOBAL - Omics tools allow a deep insight into the cellular metabolism of animals, and are said to be helping BIOMIN strengthen its market position. We caught up with Franz Waxenecker, development director at that Austrian firm, to get an understanding...
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role of agriculture, has been circulated at the G20 Summit, which took place at Hangzhou, Zhejiang...
06 September 2016
Consumers Support Campylobacter Action
UK - Recent research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK....
05 September 2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of supermarket chicken and pork samples test positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level four times higher than was found during...
02 September 2016
Four New Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Southern Ghana
GHANA - Three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Ghana's Greater Accra region, with another discovered in the Central region....
31 August 2016
Bird Flu Outbreaks Kill Thousands of Birds in Togo
TOGO - Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Togo, on semi-modern farms without biosecurity measures, according to reports to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE)....
ADM Debuts Customisable Feed Solutions Platform at 2016 Farm Progress Show
US - ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), has launched a new customisable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal well-being and productivity...
30 August 2016
Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Found in Alaskan Duck
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a wild mallard duck from a state wildlife refuge near Fairbanks, Alaska....
Are there Practical Alternatives to Ionophores?
GLOBAL - Proponents of raising broilers without ionophores and other antibiotics have proposed putting more emphasis on farm management, biosecurity and alternatives to anticoccidials....
24 August 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
 
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