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05 May 2015
Registration Open for International Turkey Production Symposium
GERMANY - Registration is open for the 8th Hafez International Symposium on Turkey Production, which takes place in Berlin at the end of May....
CME: Rising Bird Flu Cases Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to worsen, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Turkey Reports First Bird Flu Outbreak for Seven Years
TURKEY - An outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in a backyard flock in the north of the country....
USDA Confirms 14 New Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - The number of outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 114, with more than 21.6 million poultry affected. Most-affected states, Iowa and Minnesota, have respectively reported four and eight new suspected outbreaks....
Avian Flu Rumbles on in Taiwan's Poultry
TAIWAN - A total of 10 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu have been officially reported, five of the H5N8 subtype and H5N2 was confirmed in the other five. The outbreaks were in counties where previous cases have occurred; eight were in native...
02 May 2015
More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Minnesota, State of Emergency in Iowa
US - As four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza are suspected in the state, the Governor of Iowa has declared a State of Emergency to help gain control of the disease. Two new outbreaks are suspected in Minnesota....
01 May 2015
Tips for Managing Gut Health Through Better Nutrition
US - Talking to Zoetis, a leading poultry specialist offers tips for managing gut health through better nutrition....
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
US - Leading animal welfare and food safety groups are urging the poultry meat industry to reduce antibiotics responsibly, including the implementation of better welfare practices....
Number of Avian Flu Outbreaks in US Exceeds 100
US - Three new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in the latest USDA update bring the total number of outbreaks to 101, affecting more than 15.7 million birds. Among the latest farms to be affected is the largest yet - 5.5 million...
Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO - There have been seven new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country....
30 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Looking for the Good News in an Avian Flu Crisis
GLOBAL - An overview of the latest developments in the fast-moving bird flu crisis in the US plus new outbreaks in poultry have been reported in the last week in Canada, Viet Nam and Taiwan. ...
New Award to Recognise Innovation in Poultry Vaccination
GLOBAL - The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and Merial have announced the creation of the WVPA-Merial Innovation in Vaccination Award which will be presented to a veterinarian or poultry health scientist for an outstanding contribution to...
Newcastle Disease Returns to Costa Rica
COSTA RICA - After an absence of more that 25 years, Newcastle disease has returned to Costa Rica, affecting a backyard flock in the north-west of the country....
Eleven New Avian Flu Outbreaks Confirmed in US
US - The latest official update records 11 new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza, all in commercial flocks - four in Iowa in chickens and seven in Minnesota turkeys; more than 4.36 million birds are affected in these new outbreaks, bringing...
Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks Take Minnesota Total to 67
US - Four new confirmed outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza bring the total number in the state to 67 across 19 counties....
29 April 2015
CME: Avian Influenza Limited Impact on Prices
US - Avian influenza continues to march through the upper Midwest with USDA reporting confirmed cases in six more flocks in Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
US Avian Flu Tolls Exceeds 11 Million
US - Official figures put the toll of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza at 87 outbreaks in poultry, affecting more than 11 million birds....
Ghana on Bird Flu Alert
GHANA - Following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in neighbouring Burkina Faso, the authorities in Ghana have announced control measures and warned people to be on alert for signs of the disease....
Viet Nam Reports New Outbreak of High-path Avian Flu
VIET NAM - A flock of village poultry in the north of the country has been hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N6 subtype....
27 April 2015
Bird Flu Confirmed on Ontario Turkey Farm
CANADA - A third farm has now been confirmed with H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the province of Ontario....
New Outbreaks of Avian Flu in Taiwan's Poultry Flocks
TAIWAN - H5N8 highly pathogenic avian flu has hit two more goose flocks, while the H5N2 variant of the virus was found in two poultry flocks and at an abattoir; almost 33,000 birds died or had to be destroyed....
25 April 2015
US Confirms Four More Bird Flu Outbreaks; 60 in Commercial Turkeys
US - USDA confirmed four new outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry on 24 April, all affecting commercial flocks - three of turkeys and one of chickens. Three of the outbreaks were in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin....
24 April 2015
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
Defining, Demonstrating Sustainability in the Poultry Industry
US - A leading poultry scientist says that the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, according to Zoetis....
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