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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
European Parliament Calls for Stronger Measures on Food Safety
EU - New legislation to tackle outbreaks of animal diseases, such as African swine fever, more effectively, restrict the introduction of dangerous new pests and enable the EU to act quickly but responsibly in emergencies was adopted by the agriculture...
Low-Path H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Found at Five More Chinese Markets
CHINA - The low-pathogenic H7N9 avian flu virus has been detected in poultry at five markets between 17 and 28 January....
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Discussion Update on Avian Influenza from IEC
GLOBAL – Policy progression on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) vaccines and vaccination has been explained by International Egg Commission (IEC) Scientific advisor, Dr Vincent Guyonet. ...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Zoetis Receives USDA Conditional Licence for Poultry Vaccine
US - Zoetis has received a USDA conditional licence for the first vaccine to control the Georgia 08 strain of Infectious Bronchitis virus in poultry...
Biosecurity: Is There a ‘Wolf’ at Your Poultry House Door?
GLOBAL - We all know the tail of the three little pigs, whilst things went badly for two out of three of them; they at least knew not to open the door. In Red Riding Hood on the other hand, says Aviagen, Grandma not only opens the door to the wolf but...
Original XPC's Impact on Salmonella Typhimurium
US - Commercial broilers challenged with Salmonella typhimurium show reduced load and prevalence of the bacterium, along with improved feed conversion, reports Jonathan Broomhead, PhD, manager of global poultry research and technical support with Diamond...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry Event to be Held in June
UK - The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is holding an Information Event for the Pharmaceutical Industry on Thursday 12 June 2014....
Sanitary Practices for Food, Feed Transport Proposed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has put forward proposals for sanitary practices for people shipping and transporting food and animal feed....
Influenza Virus H7N9 Increasing Risk of Cross-border Spread
CHINA - The spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi Province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to other neighbouring countries of China, posing an increased human health...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Newcastle Disease Outbreak Reported in Hamerkaz
ISRAEL - The Israeli veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Hamerkaz....
African Countries on H7N9 Bird Flu Alert
AFRICA - The need has been recognised to update surveillance and contingency measures for influenza A(H7N9) in African countries that have close ties with China, many poultry and a history of H5N1 infections....
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Biosecurity Important to Poultry Operations Worldwide
US - During his "Biosecurity: Real World Biosecurity Strategies to Minimize Animal Health and Food Safety Risks" presentation, David Shapiro, DVM, director of veterinary services at Perdue Farms, suggested a few biosecurity rules and procedures for poultry...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Greek Poultry Farm Quarantined as Meat Undergoes Inspection
GREECE - A poultry farm in Koropi, northeast of Athens, has been placed in quarantine after a banned substance was found in the some of the meat products....
Friday, January 31, 2014
Vaccinate Breeding Flock to Reduce Salmonella in Broilers
US - Vaccinating the breeding flock can reduce salmonella in broilers by up to 50 per cent, writes Chris Harris....
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Live Chickens Test Positive for H7N9 Bird Flu in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - The country's competent veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza....
No Further Outbreaks of Newcastle Disease in Papua New Guinea
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported no further outbreaks of Newcastle disease in the country....
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Chief Exec Challenges Diet Habit after Culling Chickens
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung on Tuesday questioned local residents' diet habit of cooking live poultry bought from market, since the deadly H7N9 bird flu has forced the government to cull thousands of live chickens to prevent spread...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Hong Kong Confirms H7N9 Bird Flu; to Cull About 20,000 Poultry
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's food and health authority on Monday evening confirmed a H7N9 bird flu case was found at a local agricultural products wholesale market and announced it will cull about 20,000 poultry in the market Tuesday morning. ...
China Culls Chickens to Prevent Bird Flu Spread
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have sent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) an eleventh follow-up report on the low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreak situation in the country....
H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreaks in South Korea Kill Over 2,000 Ducks
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported five outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in farms located in North Jeolla Province, South Chungcheong Province and South Jeolla Province....
Monday, January 27, 2014
China Takes Measures Against H7N9
CHINA - Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong on Sunday called for coordinated efforts to prevent and control H7N9 avian flu....
Friday, January 24, 2014
Hangzhou Halts Live Poultry Trading
CHINA - Hangzhou, capital city of East China's Zhejiang province, announced Thursday that live poultry trading in its main urban areas is halted as of Friday to help contain H7N9 bird flu infections. ...
Animal Health Surveillance Project Kicks off in Colorado
US - After successful piloting in four states - Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas - the Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) system will be piloted in all major animal industries and at least 15 states over the next three years....
Korea Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government is in the midst of trying to contain the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, H5N8 type) among its poultry farms. ...
H5N2 Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Shandong
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported finding poultry that tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus at a farm in Shandong province....
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