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09 February 2017
Free Range Status to be Preserved in Most Parts of England as Biosecurity Gets More Specific
UK - The government has set out initial plans to update temporary measures in place to reduce the risk of avian flu in England, after the current Prevention Zone expires on 28 February 2017....
08 February 2017
Retailers Asked to Continue Supporting Free Range Poultry Producers
UK - British retailers have been asked to continue supporting poultry farmers – whose birds have been housed to protect them from bird flu - as the EU 12 week derogation protecting their free-range status nears its end....
Campylobacter in Poultry: An Elusive Pathogen
GLOBAL - Campylobacter — primarily Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli — frequently colonize the intestinal tract of domestic poultry at high levels. The bacterium is well adapted to the avian host and, despite extensive colonization, it produces...
07 February 2017
Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
03 February 2017
Hungary Orders Poultry Inside as Bird Flu Protection
HUNGARY - Hungary's Chief Veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered poultry keepers across the country to keep their birds indoors, citing the risk of infection from highly pathogenic avian influenza....
01 February 2017
Politicians Urged to Save Free Range Status as Bird Flu Housing Orders Continue
UK - The UK Farming Union Presidents will hold urgent discussions with MEPs and EU decision-makers, urging them to extend the 12-week free-range status of poultry impacted by the compulsory housing order to prevent bird flu that is in place until 28 February....
Striking a Balance with ABF Poultry Production
GLOBAL - Back in 2013, less than 5% of the chicken produced in the US was raised without antibiotics....
31 January 2017
Intrinsically Heat Stable Enzymes Can Take the Heat Without a Coat – Naturally
GLOBAL - The upward trend in commercial animal feed conditioning temperatures aims at improving pellet quality, as well as enhancing feed hygiene, and continually tests the stability limits of various feed additives, writes Dr. Ajay Bhoyar, senior manager,...
Further Bird Flu Found in Lancashire
UK - H5N8 avian influenza has been found at another site in Lancashire. ...
30 January 2017
Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease...
More Pheasants Killed by Avian Flu in Lancashire
UK - The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed a second case of H5N8 avian flu at a premises in Wyre, Lancashire....
27 January 2017
Turkey Farm in Lincolnshire Latest UK Victim of Bird Flu
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu at a turkey rearing farm near Boston, Lincolnshire....
26 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Soloution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution....
Bird Flu Housing Order Extended to March for Poultry in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Poultry keepers in Northern Ireland have been ordered to keep birds indoors to protect them from avian flu until 16 March - an extension of the original time of the Prevention Zone....
Free Range Labelling Under Threat Due to Bird Flu - What Will Europe Do?
EU - Many countries in Europe have forced poultry indoors to protect them from a dangerous type of avian influenza, but EU rules mean that if the birds are ordered indoors for more than twelve weeks their products can no longer be listed as free range....
23 January 2017
Europe Reports More Birds Killed in Flu Outbreaks
EUROPE - Further reports of H5N8 avian flu outbreaks have been sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) from a number of European countries in the past week....
21 January 2017
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions....
19 January 2017
Australia to Export Eggs to South Korea to Lessen Bird Flu Shortage
AUSTRALIA - Help from Australian egg farmers will soon be on its way to South Korea as the country fights one of its worst avian influenza (bird flu) epidemics in recent times, according to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited....
Avian Flu Spreads to Uganda, Threatening Millions of Birds
GLOBAL - Uganda is the latest African country to report a H5 type of avian influenza, according to the latest reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
18 January 2017
Second Lincolnshire Turkey Farm Hit by Bird Flu
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire....
Avian Flu Found in Second Wild Bird in Ireland
IRELAND - ‌Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it has confirmed a second case of avian influenza H5N8 in a wigeon in County Galway. ...
17 January 2017
Huge Poultry Population May Make Planet More 'Infectable'
UK - Mass livestock production is driving molecular changes in diseases that could lead to human pandemics, a professor from the University of Exeter suggests in a new book....
16 January 2017
Taiwan Battling Two Bird Flu Virus Types
TAIWAN - Both the H5N2 and H5N8 strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza are still causing problems in Taiwan, with more outbreaks reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) last week....
13 January 2017
European Countries Continue to Battle H5N8 Avian Flu
EUROPE - A number of different European countries have announced new outbreaks of H5N8 strain highly pathogenic avian influenza in the past few days, including spread to new countries of Spain, Italy and Slovenia....
12 January 2017
Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
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