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Friday, December 19, 2014
Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Want to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare
EU - Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have issued a joint declaration on animal welfare, calling on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where there are already regulations and to extend it to include others....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bird Flu Confirmed in Wild Birds in Japan
JAPAN - Highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in the Kagoshima region of the country. ...
Tyson Foods Appoints New Animal Welfare Programme Leader
US - Tyson Foods, Inc., has appointed Dr Christine Daugherty as its new Animal Well-Being Programs leader....
Bird Flu Confirmed in Washington State
US - Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N2 and H5N8, has been detected and confirmed in Washington. ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Avian Influenza Confirmed in Italy
ITALY - There has been one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, H5N8, reported in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy. ...
What is the Global Impact of Bird Flu?
GLOBAL - Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade. Regions affected by avian flu outbreaks, like the EU and Canada, will suffer from lost export markets and...
Bird Flu Detected on Canadian Egg Farm
CANADA - An egg farm in Langley is the 10th victim of the avian influenza outbreak....
Red Mites Bring a Major Economic Challenge to Poultry Industry
EU - A collaborative pan-European research effort to rid laying hens of a common disease-spreading pest has just been launched....
Bird Flu in Japan Causes 4,000 Chickens to be Culled
JAPAN - The Miyazaki Prefectural Government has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu in three birds that earlier tested positive at a chicken farm in the city of Nobeoka in the nation’s top poultry producing...
Kosher Slaughter Ban Withdrawn in Poland
POLAND - A court has overturned an earlier ban on kosher slaughter of animals, which was due to come into effect in 2015....
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Entry Routes into Europe Uncertain
EU - The precise route of introduction of the H5N8 virus into Europe still remains uncertain, says a scientific report of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that has been generated in collaboration with Member States and the EU Reference Laboratory....
Monday, December 15, 2014
What is the Nutritive Value of Wheat for Broilers?
NORTHERN IRELAND - A new study has been initiated at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to develop a more accurate means of predicting the nutritive value of wheat for broilers. ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Bird Flu Protection Zone Lifted But Surveillance Zone Restrictions Remain
UK - Defra has lifted the protection zone restrictions but surveillance zone controls remain in force within the 10-km area, following the avain flu outbreak in Yorkshire in November. ...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Bird Flu in British Columbia
CANADA - Avian influenza has been confirmed on four poultry farms in British Columbia. ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Welfare Campaigners Urge Cage-free Eggs Sales in California
US - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging food retailers to sell only non-cage eggs in response to the the latest California egg law....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Turkey Welfare Label Denied by Austrian Health Department
AUSTRIA – A comprehensive farm assurance scheme tipped to save domestic poultry producers has been knocked back by health officials....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Chicken Welfare Video Leaves Unanswered Questions
US – Judging welfare issues on a farm implicated by a recently released campaign video is “impossible” due to editing, says a video review panel....
Call for Research to Improve Welfare of Farm Animals
UK - BBSRC is committed to ensuring high standards of welfare for all managed animals, and is seeking responsive mode applications under its welfare of managed animals priority....
Friday, December 05, 2014
False Representation of Health and Welfare of Broilers
US - Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives, says the National Chicken Council (NCC), and the people and companies involved in raising chickens share the...
Two Outbreaks of Bird Flu Confirmed in the Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirms the two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, strain H5N8 in Kamperveen and Zoeterwoude. ...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Russia Restricts German Poultry Products over Bird Flu
RUSSIA - Russia has placed restrictions on imports of poultry meat and poultry products from Germany because of the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza....
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Norway Joins EU Research on Chicken Mites
NORWAY - Chicken red mites bring both financial and animal welfare problems for the poultry industry but a new academic collaboration has been formed to tackle these challenges. ...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Bird Welfare, Public Health Link Cannot Be Ignored
UK - Responding to last week's results on Campylobacter from The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Compassion in World Farming has said the link between bird welfare and public health cannot be ignored....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Kerala to Cull 200,000 Birds
INDIA - As festive season is nearing, bad news has struck for Kerala farmers. Avian influenza (bird flu) has hit them hard and state government has decided to cull over 200,000 birds....
Latest Guidance on Bird Flu and Biosecurity
UK - Defra has issued updated guidance for poultry keepers after a shot wild bird tested positive for H5N8 in Germany....
 
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