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07 December 2016
British Poultry Must Move Indoors as Bird Flu Precaution
UK - Poultry disease prevention zones have been put in place across England, Scotland and Wales, requiring birds to be kept indoors from today for 30 days....
British Egg Farmers Can Still Use Free Range Label Despite Bird Flu Housing Rules
UK - Poultry across England, Scotland and Wales have been forced indoors as a precaution after announcements by the Chief Veterinary Officers of the countries of avian influenza prevention zones....
Avian Flu Found in Serbian Wild Birds
SERBIA - Six mute swans have been found dead in northern Serbia....
Hungary, Israel Report More Bird Flu Outbreaks
GLOBAL - Israel and Hungary are the latest countries to report outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza on farms, with Hungary reporting over 20 farms affected....
06 December 2016
Thousands of Birds Culled in France as Bird Flu Virus Spreads to More Countries
GLOBAL - Birds on six more farms have been destroyed in France after the birds were identified as being connected with the initial outbreak farm....
Avian Flu Outbreaks Hit More Farms in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Six more farms have been affected by outbreaks of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza in South Korea....
05 December 2016
Bird Flu Hits French Farm, Disrupting Planned Move to Disease-Free Status
FRANCE - A duck farm in France is the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks....
02 December 2016
Bird Flu Concerns Challenge Positive Outlook for Global Poultry, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, which is generally positive, is now being challenged by a new wave of avian influenza outbreaks, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly report for quarter four of 2016....
EU Takes Action Against Spread of Avian Flu
EU - On Wednesday 30 November the Member States supported a Commission proposal that consolidates the protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5N8 in several Member States....
01 December 2016
Avian Flu Still Causing Problems in West Africa
WEST AFRICA - Whilst outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been spreading through Europe, India and the Middle East in the past few weeks, West Africa has been struggling with the disease for a long time....
Wild Birds Found Dead from Bird Flu in More Countries
GLOBAL - The number of countries with confirmed outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza has expanding further, with Ukraine, Romania and Egypt all reporting outbreaks....
30 November 2016
Two Japanese Poultry Farms Find Bird Flu Outbreaks
JAPAN - One layer farm and one duck farm have been affected by outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Japan....
29 November 2016
US Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining
US - The US Food and Drug Administration recently released its 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, showing 'measurable improvements' in antimicrobial resistance....
More Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Farms as France Finds First Case
GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been escalating around Europe and beyond in the last few days....
28 November 2016
South Korea Culls Thousands of Ducks After Bird Flu Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - Fourteen outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have affected duck farms across South Korea....
US Chicken Farmers Raise Concerns Over Ethanol Volumes
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May....
25 November 2016
Poultry Keepers Urged to be Vigilant for Signs of Avian Influenza
WALES, UK - Poultry keepers are being urged to follow good biosecurity practices to minimise contact with wild birds and to be vigilant for signs of avian flu....
24 November 2016
Bird Flu Continues to Spread through Europe
EUROPE - More outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found all over Europe in the past few days....
23 November 2016
More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria's Rivers area in the south of the country....
22 November 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
Welfare Group Wants ‘Broiler Revolution’ to Follow Cage-Free Egg Switch
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has suggested a switch to higher-welfare broiler farming might follow the recent cascade of announcements to move to cage-free egg production....
Avian Flu Outbreaks Reach Iran as Denmark Reports Backyard Cases
GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported all over Europe in recent weeks, particularly in wild birds but also on some farms....
18 November 2016
Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
Serious Disease Outbreaks Cause Rise in Antibiotic Use on Danish Poultry Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted in an increased use of antimicrobials in these...
UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
 
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