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Monday, October 28, 2013
Chinese Researchers Develop H7N9 Flu Vaccine
CHINA - Chinese researchers announced Saturday they had successfully developed the vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus, after the flu strain had left more than 130 people infected, with 45 fatalities reported. ...
Friday, October 25, 2013
FAO Promotes Investment to Safeguard Against Avian Influenza, Other Threats
GLOBAL - FAO re-emphasised the need for good hygiene practices to mitigate risks posed by avian influenza viruses and other animal health threats. ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bird Flu Detected at Second Australian Egg Farm
AUSTRALIA - A second New South Wales (NSW) egg farm has been quarantined after tests confirmed H7 Avian Influenza on the property, Australia's New South Wales government said Thursday (24 October)....
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Researchers Identify Practices to Reduce Contamination Risk
US - Cornell University's researchers have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne pathogens: salmonella, the biggest single killer among...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Government Boost for Western Canadian Poultry Sector
CANADA - The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, announced support for an initiative that will result in new commercial opportunities for Western...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Poultry Meat as a Valuable Biodiesel Source
INDIA - Dr John Abraham, a research scholar in the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VC&RI), here has developed processes that can extract biodiesel from poultry carcases in a cost-effective manner. The project for his PhD won four gold medals....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
UAE Free from Salmonella-Contaminated Chicken
UAE - The UAE is free from Saudi-produced Al Watania fresh chicken, reported to be contaminated with salmonella, Ministry of Environment and Water has said....
OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Australian Poultry Farm
AUSTRALIA - The Australian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in New South Wales, affecting free-range and cage layer hens aged between 22 and 79 weeks. ...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Poultry Plants Stay Open as Salmonella Cases Rise
ANALYSIS - The number of people who have been affected by the outbreak of Salmonella in the US traced back to three processing plants belonging to Foster Farms, had risen to 317 by the end of last week....
Poultry CRC Asks Industry Members to Identify Future Capacity Gaps
AUSTRALIA - Recently, the Poultry CRC sent out an email to key members of the Australian poultry industry asking them to identify future capacity gaps in the industry, and ways that the CRC Education Programme could help fill those gaps....
Viet Nam Reports HPAI Outbreak in Hoa Binh
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Hoa Binh, affecting ducks and chickens....
Friday, October 11, 2013
Ag Department Provides Answers Following Salmonella Outbreak
US - The US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) recently issued a public health alert indicating that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked some raw chicken products produced in California...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Animal Welfare Best Practices for Producers and Processors
CANADA - The goal of the Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives being launched as part of the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 agreement is to work with Manitobans in order to ensure food is safe from farm to fork, Agriculture, Food and Rural...
More Precise Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals Allowed
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, a veterinary consultant from Saskatchewan says advances in diagnostic techniques have allowed veterinarians to be much more precise with their use of antibiotics in farm animals....
Kenocox: Missing Link in Coccidiosis Control
BELGIUM - In today's modern poultry farming, coccidiosis is one of the most harmful parasitic diseases, especially in broiler chicken, according to CID Lines. It is caused by a protozoan-type parasite of the genus, Eimeria. ...
Direct Campylobacter Poultry Kit Launched by Merck Millipore
GERMANY - Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, has launched the Singlepath® Direct Campy Poultry Kit for more rapid immunological screening of Campylobacter in poultry. It delivers results on-site in less than two hours. ...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Request Made for Funds to Release Animal Vaccines
US - With the government shutdown, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) – the agency overseeing the release of vaccines for use in animal health, in particular poultry, cattle and swine–...
Philippines Bans Poultry Imports from Taiwan on Avian Flu Report
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture on Friday (4 October) said it imposed a ban on poultry meat products, domestic and wild birds including day old chicks, eggs and semen from Taiwan, following reports of an outbreak of low Pathogenic Avian Influenza...
Friday, October 04, 2013
UK Analysis Finds Little Cause for Concern
UK - Out of more than 31,000 samples and more than 34,000 analytical tests for residues in meat and fish products taken in the UK last year, just five incidents raised concerns and according to the Veterinary Residues Committee there was negligible concern...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Biosecurity: Prevention is Better Than Cure
UK - When it comes to viral respiratory diseases such as Infectious bronchitis (IB) and Newcastle Disease (ND), prevention is better than cure, says the Aviagen Technical Transfer Team....
Friday, September 27, 2013
Brazil, Mexico Discuss Trade Agenda
BRAZIL & MEXICO - The governments of Mexico and Brazil are seeking to strengthen trade relations between the two countries. ...
Chicken Legs Home to Drug-resistant Bacteria in Germany
GERMANY - More than half of all fresh chicken legs bought in German shops could contain drug-resistant bacteria, according to a report from consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest....
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Be Alert of H7N9 Amid Flu Seasons, Chinese Experts Warn
CHINA - The avian influenza strain of H7N9 is highly likely to return and affect humans in the autumn and winter on the Chinese mainland, warned Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention....
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Biosecurity – Prevention is Better Than Cure
GLOBAL - When it comes to viral respiratory diseases such as Infectious bronchitis (IB) and Newcastle Disease (ND), prevention is better than cure....
Zoetis Celebrates Five Billion Eggs Vaccinated in 20-Year Partnership
JAPAN - Zoetis Global Poultry has announced the extension of a partnership agreement with Japanese BioDevice distributor, Ishii Co., which has seen more than five billion eggs vaccinated during the past 20 years....
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