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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Latest Guidance on Bird Flu and Biosecurity
UK - Defra has issued updated guidance for poultry keepers after a shot wild bird tested positive for H5N8 in Germany....
EFSA Experts to Advise on Avian Flu
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the current situation on the H5N8 avian influenza A virus in Europe and the world, with a focus on the possible entry routes of the virus into Europe....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Two Outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Confirmed in Kerala
INDIA - Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu have been confirmed in domestic poultry in the Indian state of Kerala, affecting more than 240,000 birds. The virus is an H5 variant. ...
Implications of Suspected Avian Flu in Kerala
INDIA - Karnataka is on high alert following outbreak of bird flu (avian influenza) in the neighbouring Kerala....
Dutch Establish Poultry Transport Corridor for Bird Flu Biosecurity
THE NETHERLANDS - As the fourth poultry farm has been confirmed with the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus, the Dutch agriculture secretary has set up a 'safety corridor' to transport chickens from South Netherlands (Zuid-Nederland)....
Increased Biosecurity on Welsh Poultry Farms
UK - Welsh poultry owners are being urged to follow good biosecurity practice to minimise the risk of their flocks coming into contact with wild birds following the recent outbreak of avian influenza on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
FAO, OIE Warn of Avian Influenza’s Rapid Spread
GLOBAL - FAO and OIE are urging at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased biosecurity as they warn the new avian influenza virus's spread to Europe threatens the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries....
UK Government Updates Guidance on Bird Flu Biosecurity
UK - Following the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Yorkshire last week, the agriculture department has updated its advice on biosecurity, particularly regarding contact with wild birds....
Potential of Probiotics for Sustainable Animal Production
EU - On 12 November 2014, at EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, the European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2014 to Dr Steven Frese, for his innovative research project on the evolution of the host-microflora interaction....
Zoetis Enhances Veterinary Education in China
CHINA - Zoetis, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and Kansas State University (KSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together and promote the Doctor of Veterinary Program (DVM) in China....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Zoetis Reintroduces Coccidiosis Management Tool
US - Zoetis is reintroducing Zoamix® to help US poultry producers battle coccicidiosis. It is a versatile product can be used in antibiotic-free or conventional production systems, the company says....
No Bird Flu Virus Found at Farms Around Kamperveen
THE NETHERLANDS - Among the new measures introduced to control the spread of bird flu, day-old chicks can only be transported off farms in unaffected areas for export. Chicks may not be transported to Dutch farms, nor may poultry manure be moved. ...
Advice to All Poultry Owners in Bird Flu Control Zones
UK - The National Farmers Union offers important guidance for farmers in the avian influenza zone regarding biosecurity and poultry movements....
Switzerland Bans Imports of Dutch, British Poultry
SWITZERLAND - Following outbreaks of avian flu in the Netherlands and the UK, the Swiss authorities have banned imports of poultry from the affected areas of those countries....
Sunday, November 23, 2014
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Detected in German Wild Bird
GERMANY - The H5N8 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild bird in Europe for the first time. It was found in north-east Germany, in the same state as the earlier outbreak in poultry but more than 50km away from the farm....
Poultry Farmers in Belgium Ordered to Confine Birds
BELGIUM - Poultry farmers have been called on to confine their birds after the third outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza was announced in neighbouring the Netherlands....
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Bird Flu Spreads in Dutch Poultry
THE NETHERLANDS - Two further outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported in Dutch poultry in new provinces across the country and two further poultry flocks have been culled as a precaution against further spread of the virus. The government has...
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Duck in Japan
JAPAN - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus has been detected in samples from wild ducks on Honshu....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Mass Culling of Birds in EU Following Bird Flu Outbreak
EU - Following the recent detection of bird flu at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, another case at a duck breeding farm in the UK, as well as a scare in Germany earlier this November, it is clear that avian influenza is not just a thing of the past,...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Europe
GLOBAL - A new subtype of highly pathogenic avian flu virus has hit Europe for the first time, with an outbreak in Germany in the first week of November followed by a further two in the Netherlands and the UK over last weekend. The risks to human health...
Animal Health Company Pleas for Responsible Use of Antibiotics
EU – A global animal health company has used antibiotic awareness week to preach “responsible use” of veterinary antibiotics at the launch of its pan-European campaign....
Biosecurity Guidance Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Wild birds are one possible source of the H5N8 avian flu outbreak in East Yorkshire. That is why Defra are advising poultry keepers to follow good practice to minimise contact with wild birds while the origin of the infection is being investigated....
Sustainability in Poultry: Nothing New for Sanderson
US - "Sustainability is really nothing new for poultry," according to Phil Stayer, head veterinarian for poultry company, Sanderson. He stresses the importance of maintaining good intestinal health, especially by controlling coccidiosis, to minimise antibiotic...
Bird Flu Update: Movement Ban in Yorkshire Bites, Ukraine Bans Poultry Meat Imports
UK, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY - In the UK, the culling of birds at the outbreak farm in Yorkshire has been completed, while the control measures are causing difficulties for nearby free-range egg farmers. Ukraine has banned poultry imports from the three EU...
Infectious Bronchitis: Advantageous Immune Defence
US - Feeding Diamond V Original XPC™ helped the response of the poultry immune system to either vaccination with infectious bronchitis vaccine or field virus....
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