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Poultry Industry News By Category: Biosecurity and Hygiene
11 February 2019
United Arab Emirates suspends poultry imports from Kuwait due to bird flu
Birds and poultry from KUWAIT are prohibited from entering the UAE...
16 January 2019
Commercial poultry vets can help backyard growers, and themselves, by sharing tips on biosecurity
Improved communication between poultry company veterinarians and backyard chicken growers could help improve biosecurity and reduce disease spread for all flocks, Tom Tabler, PhD, an extension professor with Mississippi State University, told Poultry...
09 January 2019
Provinces take action against disease outbreaks among poultry
VIETNAM - Provinces across the country have taken action to prevent the spread of disease that has affected poultry breeding facilities and farms in recent weeks...
02 January 2019
South Korea to ban poultry farms in avian influenza-prone areas
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will prohibit poultry breeding in areas vulnerable to avian influenza to prevent outbreaks of the highly contagious animal disease, the government said Wednesday 2 January 2019...
27 December 2018
Biosecurity expert sees more room for improvement on poultry farms
Biosecurity on commercial poultry farms has come a long way but still has far to go, Joseph Giambrone, PhD, professor of poultry science, Auburn University, told Poultry Health Today....
22 December 2018
New US turkey hatchery shows industry’s focus on automation, biosecurity
Between sinking unemployment rates, the challenge of retaining good labour to conduct repetitive tasks and the increasing need to optimise biosecurity, more and more poultry companies are turning to robotics to improve efficiency and production....
07 December 2018
E.coli: Fewer antibiotics means more biosecurity
The threat of E.coli infection in poultry farms has never been far away. It continues to be one of the most important sources of economic and welfare problems in poultry production. ...
04 December 2018
Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock
EU - Campaigning MEP John Flack is backing a move to link farm subsidies to animal welfare across Europe...
03 December 2018
BFREPA responds to Defra avian influenza announcement
UK, 3 December 2018 - Last week, Defra urged poultry farmers and pet bird keepers to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat...
Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry, OIE
IRAN, 3 December 2018 - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's...
29 November 2018
Intersections of environmental management and biosecurity in animal agriculture
The livestock and poultry environmental learning community webinar series continues this December with environmental management and biosecurity...
Farmers beware: New super rat hotspots N, S, E and W surround central data void
Farmers are advised to beware of new hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides, identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading...
19 November 2018
Germany tackles antimicrobial resistance
GERMANY, 19 November 2018 - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organised two symposia dealing with microbial risks in food in November 2018: "Food-associated viruses" (7 November) and "Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain" (8-9...
China devoted to combating bird flu
CHINA, 19 November 2018 - For the first time in the past five years, scientists at China's National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory were able to spend the weeklong Chinese Lunar New Year holiday in February with their families...
Egyptian government to adopt law banning live poultry distribution
EGYPT, 19 November 2018 - The ministries of agriculture, trade and industry, supply, health, and local development have prepared mechanisms for adopting law No. 70 of 2009, aiming to ban the distribution of live poultry in Cairo and Giza governorates...
Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
GLOBAL, 19 November 2018 - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day...
Bird flu viruses could escape vaccine immunity while increasing potential to infect humans
Research led by The Pirbright Institute has shown mutant H9N2 bird flu viruses isolated from Pakistan are able to escape immune responses and adapt to infect humans. This could result in reduced vaccine efficiency and the possibility of human outbreaks...
14 November 2018
Taiwan working to "eradicate" avian influenza
TAIWAN, 13 November 2018 - Taiwan's Council of Agriculture said it plans to eradicate avian influenza virus by stepping up monitoring and prevention measures at domestic poultry farms as it opened its new Research Center for Avian Influenza Control and...
12 November 2018
One death linked to Salmonella outbreak in California
USA, 8 November 2018: Since the last update on July 19, 2018, 74 ill people from 26 states have been added to this investigation...
08 November 2018
Muscle myopathies and foodborne pathogen management the focus of new, hands-on food safety programme at 2019 IPPE
USA - The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will offer a new education programme titled, Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals...
07 November 2018
New scanning technique allows rapid identification of meat fraud
Mass spectrometry, a molecular identification method commonly used in healthcare, drug testing and food safety, has now proven its capacity for identifying foreign material in meat products ...
05 November 2018
Biosecurity, disinfection, downtime keys to better ILT control
Strict biosecurity is the best defense against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in broiler flocks, advises Maricarmen García, PhD, a professor at the University of Georgia...
02 November 2018
Routine tests identify new case of low pathogenic avian influenza in a Minnesota poultry flock
USA - 2 November 2018: Strain is not the same virus that caused 2015 outbreak; does not pose a risk to public health or food safety...
01 November 2018
BFSA tightens control over poultry farms
BULGARIA - The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) said it has implemented a programme for enhanced observation of poultry farms in connection with the latest cases of bird flu...
£5,000 environmental grant on offer to Midland farmers
UK - 1 November 2018: Farmers in the Midlands can apply for a £5,000 environmental grant to help fund management and infrastructure changes that will protect watercourses from pollution...
 
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