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05 July 2017
Malaysian Poultry Import Ban Likely to be Lifted Soon
MALAYSIA - Countries that had imposed a temporary freeze on the import of Malaysian poultry pro­ducts may now consider rescinding it, as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) is about to declare the country free of the H5N1 bird flu....
Indonesian Researcher Invents Poultry Antibody
INDONESIA - Researchers from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta invent an original probiotic of Indonesias organic chicken that one of its functions as antibodies to poultry in the country....
03 July 2017
FG to pay Kano Poultry Farmers Compensation
NIGERIA - The Federal Ministry of Finance will soon commence the payment of N438 million compensation to poultry farmers who lost their birds to avian flu influenza in Kano....
France Confirms H5N8 Bird Flu Case Near Belgium Border
FRANCE - France's agriculture ministry confirmed on Friday a new case of bird flu on a poultry farm in the northern Brillon region, near the French-Belgian border....
Six More H7N9 Avian Flu Cases Reported in China
CHINA - China reported six more H7N9 avian flu infections last week, down from 10 reported the week before but showing further signs of ongoing virus circulation during the summer months when few or no human cases are typically recorded....
30 June 2017
Joint Project Explores Sustainability of China's Poultry Industry
CHINA - Milestone results of a three-year joint project looking into the sustainability of China’s fast-growing poultry industry were recently announced in Beijing....
Poultry Sales in SA 'Not Affected by Outbreak'
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been no negative reaction in the local market to the recent outbreak of a highly contagious strain of bird flu, the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) said on Thursday....
Rwanda Govt Bans Import of Poultry Products from SA, Zimbabwe
RWANDA - The Ministry of Agriculture has temporally banned importation of poultry products, including chicken, eggs and chicken meat, from South Africa and Zimbabwe, following an outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as Bird-Flu in the Southern...
29 June 2017
Mpumalanga Vendors Not Happy with Live Chicken Ban
SOUTH AFRICA - Some vendors of live chickens in Mpumalanga on Tuesday expressed shock and disappointment at the decision taken by the national department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to ban the sale of all live chickens throughout the country....
28 June 2017
Zimbabwe and Namibia Ban SA Poultry
ZIMBABWE & NAMIBIA - Namibia and Zimbabwe have banned poultry imports from South Africa after an outbreak of bird flu....
26 June 2017
Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock to be Reduced
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday....
PFA to Bring Poultry Farms Under Licensed Network
PAKISTAN - In order to address the concerns of general public regarding the adverse effects of poultry on human health, the Punjab food Authority has decided to bring poultry farms under its licensed network....
Iran Resumes Chicken Exports to Iraq, Afghanistan
IRAN - An official, while reporting on resumption of chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan, said shipment of the product to Qatar will kick off soon....
23 June 2017
OIE Reports H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
21 June 2017
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
20 June 2017
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
UK and China Team Up to Develop Better Animal Feeds
UK & CHINA - AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and feeds producer, is enhancing technological cooperation with Chinese clients by co-developing safer and more nutritious feeds....
19 June 2017
Chicken Chains Drop Prices Amid Possible BBQ Probe
SOUTH KOREA - Major chicken franchises have been lowering their prices after the country’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly started investigating possible business malpractice by restaurant chain BBQ....
16 June 2017
Poultry Conference to Review Challenges, Best Practices for Professionals
US - – The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for 14-16 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
15 June 2017
'Pandemic' Possible with H7N9 Virus, Study Finds
CHINA - A study published by a prestigious international medical journal has warned that mutations in the bird flu H7N9 virus could lead to a "pandemic" that could cause sickness and death around the world....
14 June 2017
Queensland's Third Largest Egg Producer Gone Into Administration
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s third largest egg producer, Darling Downs Fresh Eggs, has been placed in voluntary administration....
13 June 2017
NFU Commends New Defra Secretary of State in Open Letter
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
09 June 2017
SA Bans Poultry, Egg Imports from Zimbabwe
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said Thursday....
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