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12 April 2016
UK Poultry Sector Achieves Major Antibiotic Use Reduction
UK - The British Poultry Council has released a report detailing the sector's antibiotic use between 2012 and 2015....
Avian Flu Outbreaks Discovered in Mexico
MEXICO - Nineteen outbreaks of H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been discovered in Mexico....
11 April 2016
IEC Warsaw 2016: Sustainability Gains Ground in Poultry Industry
POLAND – The International Egg Commission (IEC) hosted the 2016 Business Conference in Warsaw from 3rd to 5th April. Egg industry players from all over the world discussed hot industry topics, writes Nuria Martínez Herráez, editor at ThePoultrySite/ElSitioAvícola....
08 April 2016
Broiler Study Shows Challenges and Potential of Drug-Free Production
CANADA - Broilers raised in a drug-free program had a higher feed-conversion ratio (FCR), decreased mean daily weight and decreased mean live marketing weight despite administration of antibiotic alternatives, according to study results presented at the...
07 April 2016
Alaska a Key Location for Bird Flu Transfer to North America
US - The US Geological Survey has released additional evidence that western Alaska remains a hot spot for avian influenza to enter North America....
06 April 2016
Bird Flu Spread Continues in Nigeria with Three New Outbreaks
NIGERIA - Three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Plateau province in Nigeria....
05 April 2016
New Research Identifies Potential Biomarkers for Footpad Dermatitis Development
GLOBAL - Identification of biomarkers could provide footpad dermatitis prevention strategies...
04 April 2016
Are You Ready to Meet the New Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter?
GLOBAL - In February 2016, USDA/FSIS issued new standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground poultry meat and chicken and turkey parts....
New EU Animal Health Law to Improve Ag Competitiveness
EU - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law, which Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said was another weapon in the fight against animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance....
More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Four more outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Nigeria....
01 April 2016
Further Outbreak of Bird Flu Reported in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Another outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Nigeria....
Veterinarian Discusses Managing E. coli in Broilers in the Face of IBV Infection
US - During the winter of 2015, broiler producers on the Delmarva Peninsula were hit with a new infectious bronchitis variant, Delmarva 1639....
31 March 2016
Breeding Ducks Hit by Latest South Korean Bird Flu Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - An outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in South Korea....
30 March 2016
France Organises Compensation for Bird Flu-Hit Farmers
FRANCE - France's Agriculture Minister, Stéphane Le Foll, announced over the weekend the compensation arrangements for producers affected by the recent outbreaks of avian influenza....
Zoetis Receives Conditional License from USDA for Avian Influenza Vaccine, H5N1 Subtype, Killed Virus
US - Zoetis Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the company a conditional license for Avian Influenza Vaccine, H5N1 Subtype, Killed Virus*. The vaccine is intended for use in chickens as an aid in the prevention...
29 March 2016
Eighteen More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Eighteen new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were reported in Nigeria last week....
24 March 2016
Safer Slaughter Outreach Yields Results for Avian Flu Prevention in Egypt
EGYPT - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO's) Avian influenza - Exposure Reduction Programme (ERP) team visited Minia Governorate in February to follow up on the implementation of the anti-Avian Influenza outreach campaign....
More Bird Flu Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Four more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in Edo province in Nigeria....
Poultry Keepers in India Reminded to Provide Cool Water in Hot Weather
INDIA - As temperatures reach high levels in India this week, poultry keepers have been reminded to ensure birds have access to a cool drinking water supply to prevent mortality....
Straight Talk With FDA About the VFD in Poultry
US - Much has been written about the new veterinary feed directive and its impact on food-animal production in the US, but what specifically are the implications for a highly integrated industry such as poultry?...
23 March 2016
Low Path Avian Flu Hits South Africa Again
SOUTH AFRICA - Two outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza hit South African poultry farms last week....
22 March 2016
Backyard Poultry to be Eliminated in Jakarta Amid Bird Flu Concern
INDONESIA - Backyard poultry keeping will be shut down in Indonesia's capital Jakarta by 2017 as part of efforts to prevent avian influenza....
21 March 2016
Fourteen More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Kano, Kaduna and Plateau provinces were the areas affected by the latest group of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks to be reported in Nigeria last week....
18 March 2016
Scottish Avian Influenza Probe Concludes
SCOTLAND, UK - Indirect contact with wild birds is the most likely cause of the very mild bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm near Dunfermline earlier this year, an investigation has concluded....
Researcher Makes Progress Toward Necrotic Enteritis Vaccine
US – Researchers evaluating the use of a novel live vaccine to prevent necrotic enteritis in broilers have found it does provide partial protection against the disease....
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