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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Germany Forms Alliance to Increase Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German food industry has formed an alliance to respond to the ongoing criticism on animal husbandry. Farmers, the meat industry and retailers want to set higher animal welfare standards across a broader front with a new animal welfare initiative....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
South African Ostriches Found with Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been one new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza detected in South Africa. ...
Russia to Introduce Electronic Veterinary Certificates
RUSSIA - Russia is to introduce electronic veterinary certificates from February 2017....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Three New Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in Israel
ISRAEL - Three new outbreaks of Newcastle disease have been detected in Israel. ...
Examination of Chicken Samples Completed in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) completed on 15 August the examination of samples collected from a chicken farm in San Tin where abnormal chicken deaths occurred. No infectious agents were found....
Procedures to Prevent New Avian Flu Strain A/H5N6
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued an emergency dispatch asking cities and provinces nationwide to deploy measures to prevent the new avian flu virus A/H5N6....
Egg Producer Seeks Pardon for Abuse of Hens
SOUTH AFRICA - Egg producer Quantum Foods, a subsidiary of Pioneer Foods, has unreservedly apologised for the abusive treatment laying hens received at its Phokeng depot in Rustenburg, the NSPCA said on Thursday....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Research Reveals Hen Smothering Affects Half UK Commercial Flocks
UK - More than half of commercial chicken flocks in the UK are affected by smothering and it is an unpredictable and difficult issue for farm managers to address....
Thursday, August 14, 2014
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture university....
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, showing mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends....
Maple Leaf Food Announces New Leader of Animal Wellness
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced that Dr Stephanie Cottee will be joining the Company in the new position of Leader, Animal Wellness effective 11 August, 2014. ...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater collaboration across Australia's research institutions....
Monday, August 11, 2014
Hong Kong Investigates Abnormal Death of Chickens
HONG KONG - The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) is investigating the abnormal death of chickens at a farm in San Tin, Yuen Long. Initial test results revealed that the chickens were not infected with avian influenza....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
How to Register for Poultry Health Scheme
UK - The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) on 1 August updated the Poultry Health Scheme, which is part of protecting animal health and preventing disease, including in...
Congressmen Commend Final Rule on Poultry Slaughter Inspection
US - Congressmen Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Rick Crawford (AR-01), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, have released statements after USDA published its final rule on the 'Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection' on 31 July 2014....
Seminar to Examine Poultry Management, Animal Welfare
US - USPOULTRY’s 2014 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of birds. Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, the seminar will be held 16-17 September,...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Feed Found to be Unsuitable Dustbathing Material for Hens
GERMANY - Rather than providing the desired effect of improving plumage condition, dustbathing in feed particles increases the build-up of lipids on feathers, according to a new study at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut....
Science and Business Boost Chicken’s Immune System
CANADA - The connection between science and business is an important one and one that’s gaining credence through the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Graduate Scholarship program....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Study Examines Animal Welfare Views, Meat Purchasing Choices
US - A new consumer survey by Purdue University shows many consumers gain knowledge of livestock and poultry welfare from animal rights organisations. ...
More Farm Animal Welfare Inspections in UK Last Year
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) inspected more farms in the UK in 2013 to assess animal welfare than the year before....
Antibiotic Ban Petition Supported by Green Party
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals....
Bill Gates Visits New Avian Research Laboratory
UK - Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. The facilities and research he saw receive funding from BBSRC....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Study Examines Feeding for Better Broiler Breeder Welfare
CANADA - Skip-a-day feeding and/or dietary supplementation with a bulking material or appetite suppressant from 10 to 36 weeks of age improved feather scores in broiler breeder females, which indicates less stereotypical behaviour, according to scientists....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Study Looks at Broiler Activity and Leg Health
MEXICO - Encouraging broilers to be more active did not reduce growth but had little beneficial effect on their leg health in two experiments, Mexican researchers report, although it did affect the birds' behaviour....
 
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