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23 June 2017
OIE Reports H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
21 June 2017
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
20 June 2017
Belarus Eyes Chinese Market for Broiler, Beef and Dairy Exports
BELARUS - Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said that broiler farms in Belarus plan to pass certification to supply products to the Chinese market....
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
19 June 2017
Cooked Chicken from China: Free Trade a Two-way Street, Says NCC
US - As a result of an authorised deal where the US can now export beef to China, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will allow imports of frozen, fully cooked and refrigerated chicken to the United States from Chinese poultry...
Chicken Chains Drop Prices Amid Possible BBQ Probe
SOUTH KOREA - Major chicken franchises have been lowering their prices after the country’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly started investigating possible business malpractice by restaurant chain BBQ....
Taiwanese Egg Vendors to Face Fines
TAIWAN - Egg vendors who fail to place disposable layers inside plastic containers are to face fines of up to NT$150,000 starting this month, the Council of Agriculture (COA) has warned....
15 June 2017
'Pandemic' Possible with H7N9 Virus, Study Finds
CHINA - A study published by a prestigious international medical journal has warned that mutations in the bird flu H7N9 virus could lead to a "pandemic" that could cause sickness and death around the world....
09 June 2017
SA Bans Poultry, Egg Imports from Zimbabwe
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country, the government said Thursday....
08 June 2017
H5N8 Strikes Again in South Korea, Europe
SOUTH KOREA & EUROPE - Though highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in most parts of the world continue to decline overall, activity continues to smolder, with another outbreak reported in South Korean poultry and two European countries—Belgium...
07 June 2017
Avian Influenza Outbreak Hits Irvine's
ZIMBABWE - The Government has put major poultry producer, Irvine's Private Limited's white meat and egg sub-sector under quarantine following an outbreak of avian influenza that left thousands of birds dead....
Wenjiang Promotes Frozen Chicken to Combat H7N9 Exposure
CHINA - With the spread of the H7N9 influenza virus, supermarkets in Wenjiang have stopped slaughtering live poultry onsite and suspended any trade of live poultry....
05 June 2017
China H7N9 Total Grows by Eight; Studies Detail Virus Mutations
CHINA - Reflecting continued slow decline of H7N9 avian flu cases in China, eight new illnesses were reported this week, as research teams from the country published new studies that provide an early glimpse of the epidemiology and clinical features of...
Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments
US - The assured safety of chicken and other food products is of vital concern for Americans, especially the elderly, children, people with suppressed immune systems, and others vulnerable to foodborne illness. ...
Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their communities through the World Rabies Day Awards....
Govt Bans Live Poultry Sales After Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government has prohibited all sales of live poultry in the country starting today and raised the bird flu warning level from second to third in its four-tier system after a strain of avian influenza was found in the provinces...
02 June 2017
Has poultry-farm biosecurity improved since the 2015 HPAI outbreak?
More than 42 million commercial poultry, mostly layers, died in the 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the US. The catastrophe pointed to biosecurity gaps that needed remediation to reduce the risk of future outbreaks....
Options for Salmonella control in live poultry production
Salmonellosis remains one of the most common foodborne diseases in the US. It’s also the most costly foodborne disease in the US, causing an estimated $3.7 billion in medical expenses annually....
IBDV: Management obstacles and options
For most broiler flocks, controlling infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and resulting immunosuppression is best accomplished with a strong breeder-vaccination program. ...
Hatchery expert offers tips for fighting bacteria, improving biosecurity
With more US poultry companies reducing or eliminating antibiotic use in the hatchery, poultry companies need to make an even greater effort to guard against costly bacterial infections....
Infectious bronchitis: The ‘eye of the storm’ for chicken health
Ask any poultry producer about the most economically important disease in broilers, breeders or layers.Infectious bronchitis (IB) almost always tops the list....
Salmonella Tied to Live Poultry Sickens 372 in 47 States
US - Signaling what has become an ongoing yearly pattern, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday reported eight multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, including chicks and ducklings....
Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
 
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