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16 January 2017
Taiwan Battling Two Bird Flu Virus Types
TAIWAN - Both the H5N2 and H5N8 strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza are still causing problems in Taiwan, with more outbreaks reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) last week....
13 January 2017
European Countries Continue to Battle H5N8 Avian Flu
EUROPE - A number of different European countries have announced new outbreaks of H5N8 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza in the past few days, including spread to new countries of Spain, Italy and Slovenia....
12 January 2017
Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
Nigeria Seeks New Measures to Tackle Bird Flu as H5N8 Found
NIGERIA - A meeting has been held in Nigeria to try and come up with new solutions to help prevent avian influenza....
11 January 2017
Poultry Club Reaffirms Commitment to Protecting UK Flocks from Bird Flu
UK - Traditional poultry breed organisation The Poultry Club of Great Britain has rebuffed claims made by NFU President Meurig Raymond that backyard poultry keepers are endangering commercial poultry keepers in the UK....
Vets Urge Owners to Keep Backyard Flocks Safe Amid Avian Flu Spread
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) are urging backyard poultry keepers to protect their flocks with practical biosecurity steps....
Avian Influenza Found in Wild Mallard Duck in Montana, US
US - A Eurasian/North American H5N2 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild mallard duck in Fergus County, Montana, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)....
More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and...
10 January 2017
Chile Bird Flu Outbreak Not Very Dangerous
CHILE - An outbreak of avian influenza in Chile that was discovered last week hasa been confirmed to be low pathogenic, or not as dangerous as some viruses, following sample testing in the US....
Bird Flu Latest - H5N8 Outbreaks Around Europe and Beyond
GLOBAL - There have been many more new outbreaks of avian influenza in the past few weeks since 21 December, according to reports newly visible on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) website....
Natureform Hatchery Technologies Spotlight: Senior Engineering Manager
GLOBAL - Challenged with ever-increasing opportunities for new product development NatureForm Hatchery Technologies has requested Clifford Maycott to assume the role of Senior Engineering Manager....
09 January 2017
Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire....
06 January 2017
France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread
FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several...
05 January 2017
UK Avian Flu Housing Order Extended to End of February
UK - In response to the continued, heightened risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, the existing Avian Influenza Prevention Zones will remain in force until 28 February....
04 January 2017
Backyard Birds Culled After Bird Flu Outbreak in Wales
WALES, UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed Avian Influenza H5N8 in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks on a premises near Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire....
Egg Shortage in South Korea After Bird Flu Prompts Large-Scale Culls
SOUTH KOREA - Over 30 million chickens and other birds have been culled so far as a result of South Korea's worst avian influenza outbreaks, according to reports from the region....
03 January 2017
Avian Flu H5N8 Strain Found in Irish Wild Bird as Poultry Moves Indoors
IRELAND - Avian influenza subtype H5N8 has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Wexford, Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced on 30 December....
Further Wild Birds Found Dead from Avian Flu Across UK
UK - Two wild birds in England have tested positive for the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, as well as one wild bird in Scotland, the Chief Veterinary Officers confirmed on 23 December....
28 December 2016
How to Keep Your Chickens Warm in Winter
As winter approaches, finding ways to protect your flock from the elements can be difficult – especially for smallholders who don’t farm poultry on a large scale....
23 December 2016
Top Tips for Bird Flu Prevention
GLOBAL - In recent weeks there has been an explosion of avian influenza outbreaks in both poultry flocks and wild birds in the Northern hemisphere, as wild birds go through their annual migration to warmer climes, writes The Poultry Site's Editor Alice...
22 December 2016
Biosecurity Measures Need Strict Enforcement to Protect Poultry Farms From Bird Flu
EUROPE - Strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is the most effective way to prevent the introduction of the highly pathogenic influenza virus A (H5N8) into poultry farms, according to the European Food Safety Authority EFSA....
Bird Flu Found in Wild Duck in Wales
UK - The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed today (22 December) a finding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in a wild duck, a wigeon, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire....
21 December 2016
CCTV Not Needed in Slaughterhouses, Welsh Government Decides
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
Poultry Gatherings Halted Following Avian Flu Case
UK - A temporary suspension on gatherings of some species of birds will apply across England, Scotland and Wales following a case of highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5N8 strain at a farm in Lincolnshire....
Many More Bird Flu Outbreaks Reported Around Europe
EUROPE - As well as the big announcement in the past week that the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu had crossed the sea to reach a farm in the UK, many new outbreaks of the disease have been reported in other countries around Europe....
 
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