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12 March 2015
Missouri Bird Flu a Major Concern to US Poultry
US - Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are a cause of "major concern" for the poultry industry, but things aren't critical yet. ...
Not If But When: HPAI Heading into US Midwest
US - Overlapping migratory waterfowl flyways are spreading highly pathogenic avian flu eastwards in the United States, warns Diamond V....
Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Flu in Commercial Turkey Flocks in Missouri
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in two separate commercial turkey flocks in Missouri....
High-path Bird Flu in Taiwan Hit Nine More Farms
TAIWAN - The veterinary authority has reported a further nine new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza - six involving H5N2 and three of H5N8 - which have led to the death or destruction of a total of almost 81,000 domestic poultry....
Avian Flu Virus Detected at Three Farms, Wild Bird in US
US - There have been three new outbreaks of H5N2 high-path bird fl on turkey farms in the last week - two in Missouri and one in Arkansas - as well as a wild goose in Washington state....
11 March 2015
Avian Reovirus Found in First Wild Bird
UK – Detailed post mortems have confirmed avian reovirus (ARV) has killed its first wild bird in southern England....
Turkey Federation Reassures US on Bird Flu
US - Protective measures are preventing exposure of US poultry flocks to Avian Influenza and safeguarding the food chain, says a producer organisation. ...
10 March 2015
New Delhi Meeting to Discuss Newcastle Disease Vaccine in South Asia, Africa
GLOBAL - Newcastle Disease (ND) is a deadly, contagious disease that kills many backyard poultry in South Asia and Africa. However, there is an inexpensive vaccine available to livestock keepers in South Asia and Africa....
OIE and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reinforce Collaboration
US - The meetings with Dr Frieden, CDC Director, and senior staff representatives provided the opportunity to reaffirm several key topics of common interest in order to pursue and strengthen efficient cooperation between the two organisations. ...
End of Avian Flu Protection Measures in British Columbia
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted its Avian Influenza Primary Control Zone in British Columbia....
09 March 2015
Avian Flu Suspected at Second Missouri Farm
MISSOURI, US - The Department of Agriculture has implemented a response plan to contain, eliminate virus following the suspected detection of avian influenza at a second farm in the state....
06 March 2015
High-path Bird Flu Outbreak in Turkeys in Minnesota
MINNESOTA, US - USDA has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota....
Sixty-five New Avian Flu Outbreaks Reported by South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - According to the latest update by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), there have been a total of 65 new outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, affecting almost 2.6 million birds....
Ten Farms in Bauchi State, Nigeria, Hit by Avian Flu
NIGERIA - Ten farms in one state, Bauchi, in central Nigeria, are currently battling highly pathogenic avian influenza....
Israel Reports Three Newcastle Disease Outbreaks
ISRAEL - Three new outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been reported by the veterinary authority to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
05 March 2015
Seminar on Poultry Enteric Disease to be Hosted by Amlan
THAILAND - Amlan International will be hosting a seminar entitled 'Alternatives to Drug Strategies to Reduce Economic Losses Due to Enteric Diseases of Poultry' at VIV Asia....
Taiwan Reports More Avian Flu Outbreaks to OIE
TAIWAN - The veterinary authority has reported a total of nine new outbreaks of H5N8 and H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), A total of 181,000 birds died or were destroyed in these outbreaks....
Avian Flu Returns to Germany
GERMANY - A low-pathogenic H7N7 virus has caused an outbreak of avian flu in a turkey flock in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)....
Further Bird Flu Spread in Taiwan Prompts New Controls
TAIWAN - The Council of Agriculture (COA) has introduced regulations on poultry farming as bird flu continues to spread. It is estimated that 4.2 million domestic poultry have been culled on 853 farms since the current outbreaks started....
04 March 2015
Ceva Holds “State of the Art” Summit at VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - Ceva’s poultry, swine, services and equipment teams will focus on what is “State of the Art” in animal production during the VIV Asia international trade show to be held in Bangkok from 11 to 13 March 2015....
Bird Flu Tips for Backyard Chicken Keepers
DELAWARE, US - Tips for protecting backyard birds from the avian influenza that has been spreading across the West Coast will be one of the main topics at a free weekend event for small-flock poultry growers....
New Study for Hen Diuresis Disease Syndrome
US – A new surgical technique for studying urine production irregularities in broiler birds has been discovered....
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
Seven More H5N1 Avian Flu Outbreaks in Central Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seven new outbreaks of high-path H5N1 avian flu have been reported in central Nigeria, affecting almost 32,000 poultry....
03 March 2015
IPC Expects Record Attendance at Rome Meeting; Focus to be on Avian Influenza
GLOBAL - Two high-ranking officials with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will discuss one of the most active seasons in several years for highly pathogenic avian influenza when the...
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