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18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
17 October 2016
Backyard Flocks Biggest Risk for Spreading vvIBDV in US
US - Infectious bursal disease (IBD), commonly known as Gumboro, is an immunosuppressive disease in chickens caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)....
14 October 2016
Wild Bird Surveillance Key to Slowing Bird Flu Spread
UK - Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say....
13 October 2016
Backyard Poultry Killed in Ghana Bird Flu Outbreaks
GHANA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the Greater Accra region of Ghana....
Heat Can Quickly Inactivate Bird Flu Virus
US - The avian influenza virus can be relatively quickly inactivated by heat, shows emergency research funded after the devastating bird flu outbreaks across the US in 2015....
12 October 2016
New Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in China
CHINA - Two new outbreaks of H5N6 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza have been discovered in China....
11 October 2016
Perdue Completes Project to End Routine Antibiotic Use in Chickens
US - Major poultry company Perdue Farms has announced completion of its project to end the routine use of antibiotics in chicken production, with ninety-five per cent of all its chickens now raised without any antibiotics....
10 October 2016
Bird Flu Strikes Again in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in the Rivers area....
07 October 2016
Bird Flu Kills Poultry in Cote D'Ivoire
COTE D'IVOIRE - Thousands of birds have died in the latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza to hit Cote D'Ivoire....
Inexperience Leads to Disaster in Small Specialty Poultry Flock
GLOBAL - Disease and high mortality in a small Midwestern poultry operation of the US demonstrate the consequences of inexperience coupled with the treatment restraints of organic farming, Patricia Wakenell, DVM, PhD, Purdue University, reported at the...
06 October 2016
Avian Flu Hits Backyard Birds in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Three hundred birds have died and another 500 have been destroyed in an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam's Ca Mau province....
03 October 2016
Avian Flu Kills Thousands of Pullets in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria....
Lasalocid in Broilers: What’s behind its Resurgence?
GLOBAL - Developing a long-term strategy for managing coccidiosis in broilers is more critical today than ever before — not just to preserve the efficacy of our remaining medications, but also to keep control programs cost-effective and sustainable....
29 September 2016
Low Path Bird Flu Back Again in South Africa's Ostrich Sector
SOUTH AFRICA - Another outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza has affected a commercial ostrich farm in South Africa's Western Cape province....
28 September 2016
Avian Flu Kills 500 Birds on Backyard Holding in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Over 100 birds died due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a backyard poultry holding in Taiwan recently....
27 September 2016
Further Bird Flu Outbreak Found in Cameroon
CAMEROON - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in the Ouest region of Cameroon....
26 September 2016
More Bird Flu Found in Ghana
GHANA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in the Greater Accra region of Ghana....
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....
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