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21 March 2017
Liquid Danish Eggs Sold in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Danish liquid eggs are now being sold in supermarkets across South Korea....
20 March 2017
Reinforcing Control Efforts Amid Outbreak of Avian Influenza in China
CHINA - A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source....
H7N9 Fatalities Hit 13 in East China's Jiangxi
CHINA - Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu have died since January in east China's Jiangxi Province, the provincial health and family planning commission announced Saturday....
17 March 2017
Alabama Officials Investigate Avian Flu Detections
US - Alabama agriculture officials are investigating suspected avian flu outbreaks at three locations in the northern part of the state, close to where H7N9 outbreaks — one highly pathogenic and one low pathogenic — were recently reported on two Tennessee...
Malacca Poultry Farms Closely Monitored, Although H5N1-free
MALAYSIA - There is as yet no indication that the H5N1 virus has made headway into Malacca, but the Veterinary Services Department isn't taking any chances....
Chinese City Halts Live Poultry Trading
CHINA - Live poultry trading will cease for three weeks in the central Chinese city of Changsha on concerns over the H7N9 bird flu virus, the local health and family planning commission said Friday....
16 March 2017
Control of Infectious Bursal Disease and Comparative Studies
GLOBAL - Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) induces an economically important immunosuppressive disease in chickens. Clinical disease and mortality rates may vary depending on the virulence of the infecting strain, the immune status of the host, and...
15 March 2017
Poultry Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Poultry Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration in their poultry houses permanently...
14 March 2017
Research: Superdosing Phytase Reduces Severity of Woody Breast in Poultry
ANALYSIS - The exact cause of woody breast, a muscle myopathy affecting the quality, texture and colour of chicken breast meat, is currently unknown – although initial research points to genetics and fast growth rates. ...
13 March 2017
East China Province Reports New H7N9 Cases
CHINA - Four more human infections of H7N9 bird flu have been reported in east China's Jiangxi Province, including one fatality, local health authorities said on Monday....
H5N1, H5N6 Bird Flu Cases Detected in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Viet Nam reported outbreaks of avian flu H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) said on Monday....
10 March 2017
German Wheat Starch Producer Helps Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming...
Chicken Prices Rreach Record High Levels Due to Bird Flu Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - Prices of chicken surged to the highest level in three decades, industry data showed Friday, as large numbers of birds were culled following the nationwide outbreak of avian influenza late last year. ...
09 March 2017
Advances in the Identification and Characterization of Gumboro Disease Viruses
GLOBAL - Gumboro disease is caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Evolutionary forces at work for over half a century have selected for genotypic changes in these viruses....
Singapore's Poultry, Egg Supply Unaffected by Malaysian Bird Flu Outbreak
SINGAPORE - Malaysia’s Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has reported an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu (bird flu) in a village of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Singapore's Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has assured the public that poultry and poultry...
08 March 2017
CME: HPAI-infected Poultry Barred from Entering Food System
US - A case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in Lincoln County, Tennessee chicken breeder flock this past weekend, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
South China's Guangxi Reports Two More H7N9 Cases
CHINA - Two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu were reported in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to eight in the region this year. ...
07 March 2017
China H7N9 Situation on Decline, Reports Health Authority
CHINA - China's health authority said Friday that the H7N9 epidemic had been on the decline since emergency measures were taken....
Avian Influenza and Free Range Eggs: What's the Latest?
UK - Chief executive of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) Robert Gooch has issued a statement regarding avian influenza and its threat to the UK's free range egg sector....
Council Reacts to HPAI at Tennessee Broiler-Breeder Farm
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI)...
03 March 2017
China Set on Strengthening Food Safety Steps
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude toward violations of laws, the national food safety watchdog said....
British Egg Industry Council Concerned to Protect Hens
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), which represents more than 95 per cent of UK free range egg production, has advised that although some free range hens will be allowed back outside this week, some free range farmers will choose to temporarily...
IPPE Insights: Which Three Key Drivers Will Impact Poultry in 2017?
ANALYSIS - What are the three main trends the poultry will face in 2017? Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Unit with MSD Animal Health, shares his thoughts at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. ...
02 March 2017
Cargill, Heifer Commemorate Partnership with Kick-off Celebration
CHINA - Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a programme aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China....
Danish Poultry Back on World Market
DENMARK - Danish poultry can once again be exported and traded abroad, according to the Environment and Food Ministry....
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