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12 January 2016
Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard After Suspected Bird Flu Case
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry keepers are on alert following a suspected low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak on a Fife poultry unit....
11 January 2016
Suspected Avian Flu Case Found in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry producers are being urged to stay vigilant following the reporting of a suspect case of avian influenza in Fife....
Another French Bird Flu Outbreak Announced
FRANCE - Another new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in France, bringing the total to 67 outbreaks....
08 January 2016
Avian Flu Found in Hong Kong Wild Bird
HONG KONG - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in Hong Kong's Diamond Hill area....
Northern, Southern Nigeria Both Hit by Bird Flu Outbreaks
NIGERIA - Nigeria has reported more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in its Kano and Delta regions....
07 January 2016
Thousands of Poultry Destroyed in Taiwan Bird Flu Outbreaks
TAIWAN - Ten more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Taiwan....
06 January 2016
Scientists Identify Bacteria Linked to Lameness in Broilers
US - Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified a species of bacteria that had never before been associated with lameness in broiler chickens, bringing scientists closer to finding a way to prevent infections....
French Bird Flu Total Rises Further
FRANCE - The latest reports from the French government indicate that 66 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have now been found in the south west of the country....
Five More Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Ghana's Accra Region
GHANA - There have been another five outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Greater Accra region of Ghana....
05 January 2016
UK Egg Producers Set Up Bird Flu Insurance Scheme
UK - Individual members of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) will be insured for up to £50,000 of secondary cleansing and disinfection costs should they be affected by an avian influenza outbreak....
04 January 2016
Bird Flu-Free Iowa Lifts Poultry Gathering Ban
US - Gatherings of birds at fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales have been reinstated in Iowa from 1 January....
IBV Study Compares Vaccine Protocols for Cal-99 Variant
US - Vaccination with Massachusetts and Arkansas infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) serotypes followed by a booster provided the best protection against a contemporary California 99 (Cal-99) IBV variant in a recent challenge study, Kalen Cookson, DVM,...
French Bird Flu Outbreak Total Hits 64
FRANCE - The latest reports from the French Agriculture Ministry put the total number of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks at 64, affecting six southwestern regions....
30 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
29 December 2015
Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Voice of the Veterinary...
23 December 2015
Veterinarian Offers Tips for Controlling Gangrenous Dermatitis in Broilers
GLOBAL - Gangrenous dermatitis (GD) remains a top concern for commercial broiler operations in the United States.[1] In addition to high mortality, the disease results in costly carcass condemnations....
French Bird Flu Outbreak Total Continues to Rise
FRANCE - On Tuesday, ThePoultrySite reported that the total number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in France had risen to 53, in six different south western provinces....
22 December 2015
Canada Steps Up Avian Flu Surveillance Efforts
CANADA - The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing $300,000 to strengthen the surveillance, early detection, and response measures to avian flu....
French Bird Flu Outbreak Total Passes Fifty
FRANCE - The total number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in France has risen to 53, in six different south western provinces....
18 December 2015
Three More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Nigeria has reported three new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza....
17 December 2015
Thousands of Poultry Destroyed in Israel Newcastle Disease Outbreaks
ISRAEL - There have been four outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Israel's Hazafon region....
French Bird Flu Outbreak Total Doubles
FRANCE - The total number of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in France now stands at thirty, double the total of two days ago, as more cases continue to be confirmed....
Another Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Over forty thousand birds have died in the latest outbreak of bird flu to hit Viet Nam....
16 December 2015
Farmers Urged to Check Poultry in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
15 December 2015
French Ministers Move to Reassure Consumers as Bird Flu Spreads
FRANCE - Two government ministers have said there is no danger to humans from consuming food products from poultry infected with avian influenza, following a series of outbreaks of the disease in southern France....
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