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Sunday, November 23, 2014
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Detected in German Wild Bird
GERMANY - The H5N8 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild bird in Europe for the first time. It was found in north-east Germany, in the same state as the earlier outbreak in poultry but more than 50km away from the farm....
Poultry Farmers in Belgium Ordered to Confine Birds
BELGIUM - Poultry farmers have been called on to confine their birds after the third outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza was announced in neighbouring the Netherlands....
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Duck in Japan
JAPAN - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus has been detected in samples from wild ducks on Honshu....
Friday, November 21, 2014
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
Mass Culling of Birds in EU Following Bird Flu Outbreak
EU - Following the recent detection of bird flu at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, another case at a duck breeding farm in the UK, as well as a scare in Germany earlier this November, it is clear that avian influenza is not just a thing of the past,...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Biosecurity Guidance Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Wild birds are one possible source of the H5N8 avian flu outbreak in East Yorkshire. That is why Defra are advising poultry keepers to follow good practice to minimise contact with wild birds while the origin of the infection is being investigated....
Sustainability in Poultry: Nothing New for Sanderson
US - "Sustainability is really nothing new for poultry," according to Phil Stayer, head veterinarian for poultry company, Sanderson. He stresses the importance of maintaining good intestinal health, especially by controlling coccidiosis, to minimise antibiotic...
Bird Flu Update: Movement Ban in Yorkshire Bites, Ukraine Bans Poultry Meat Imports
UK, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY - In the UK, the culling of birds at the outbreak farm in Yorkshire has been completed, while the control measures are causing difficulties for nearby free-range egg farmers. Ukraine has banned poultry imports from the three EU...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Europe Responds to Bird Flu Outbreaks
EU - Emergency measures to combat bird flu have come into force in countries already reporting outbreaks - the Netherlands and the UK - and surveillance is raised in France. The virus in the UK has been confirmed as H5N8 and culling has begun on the affected...
European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals....
Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
Poultry Farmers in UK Must Remain Vigilant after Bird Flu Outbreaks
UK - Poultry producers have been urged to remain vigilant following a case of avian influenza discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said....
Responsible Use of Antibiotics is Crucial, Says Farmers Union
EU - On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Copa-Cogeca highlighted the importance of tackling antimicrobial resistance warning it is a serious concern in the EU and worldwide and underlined its commitment to promoting amongst its members the concept of...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Yorkshire Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Calls for Vigilance on Poultry Farms
UK - Further details on the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in East Yorkshire have been emerging since the first announcement yesterday, 17 November....
Quick Guide to Bird Flu
UK - With the new outbreaks of avian influenza around the UK and Europe, here is quick question and answers guide to bird flu. ...
International Call for More Influenza Surveillance in Animals
GLOBAL - On influenza surveillance in animals, an FAO study has explored global capacity to detect emerging influenza viruses with zoonotic potential....
Dutch Poultry Sector in Lock-down
THE NETHERLANDS - As the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed, the government imposed an order preventing all poultry movements across the country for 72 hours and all outdoor runs must be covered....
Monday, November 17, 2014
EUROTIER: On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Reported in Netherlands, UK
THE NETHERLANDS & UK - Over the weekend, two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu were announced, one each in the Netherlands and East Yorkshire in the UK....
Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Detected in Europe
GERMANY - Germany has become the first European country to report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by an A(H5N8) virus genetically similar to one spreading in the Republic of Korea since January....
H5N8 Influenza A Virus Detected in Japanese Tundra Swan
JAPAN - The H5N8 subtype of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in droppings from one swan in the Shimane region of the main island, Honshu. ...
Poultry Firm Fined for Ammonia Spill Which Killed Thousands of Fish
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Coouty Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Newcastle Disease Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - There has been a new outbreak of Newcastle Disease reported and confirmed in the Ialomita region of Romania. ...
Australian Vets Call for Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)....
 
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