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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....
20 December 2016
GM Technology Unlocks Potential for New Generation of Poultry Vaccines
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine for Marek’s disease which could pave the way for a new generation of poultry disease vaccines....
15 December 2016
More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found on Hungarian Farms
EUROPE - Thirty-nine more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found on Hungarian farms, along with several others in wild birds in Europe....
14 December 2016
Hungary Reports 33 New Bird Flu Outbreaks
GLOBAL - Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza have continued across Europe, with Hungary announcing 33 new outbreaks yesterday....
South Korea Sacrifices Nearly 10 Million Birds to Curb Avian Influenza
SOUTH KOREA - The Asian country has slaughtered 9.81 million poultry in the last month in the latest effort to prevent the spread of the new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, confirmed sources at the South Korean Ministry of Food....
13 December 2016
Brazil Issues Flu Health Alert, Urging Poultry Keepers to Protect Birds
BRAZIL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) issued a health alert on Friday to intensify defence efforts to prevent the spread of bird flu in the country. ...
Six More Farms Hit by Bird Flu in France
FRANCE - The H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in several different locations in France in the past week....
09 December 2016
Woody Breast Condition in Broilers Not Linked to Pathogens or Food Safety
US - Three well-defined, degenerative breast diseases of broiler chickens - woody breast, white striping and deep pectoral myopathy - are not associated with infectious or pathogenic agents, nor do they present a threat to food safety, according to a...
Russian Layers Hit by Latest Bird Flu Outbreak
RUSSIA - The latest country to report a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza is Russia, with a laying hen farm affected....
Poultry Experts Share Top Tips as Avian Flu Rules Drive Birds Indoors
UK – All poultry must move indoors, UK bird keepers were told on Wednesday, as a precaution against a virulent strain of avian influenza that has been spreading through Europe in the past few weeks. But poultry keepers seem largely positive about this...
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....
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