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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Ukraine Tightens Poultry Meat Inspections
UKRAINE - In order to help restore the supply of Ukrainian poultry to Kazakhstan, Ukraine has stepped up food safety checks on enterprises dealing in poultry meat production....
OIE Reports Another HPAI Outbreak in Italy
ITALY - The Italian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at another commercial layer farm located in in Emilia-Romagna....
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Statewide Chicken, Duck Farms Compounded
MALAYSIA - A total of 76 chicken and duck farms statewide have been compounded as of July this year after they were found to have been infesting flies within their premises....
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Chipotle Takes Firm Stance on Meat Sourcing Policy
US – Chipotle Mexican Grill, a US-based grilled meats restaurateur, has taken a firm position on its sourcing policy, stating that it will continue to only buy meat raised free from antibiotics and hormones....
HPAI in Cambodia Affects Backyard Poultry
CAMBODIA - The Cambodian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Battambang affecting backyard poultry....
Monday, August 19, 2013
Achieving Ultimate Goal of Disinfection
BELGIUM - The main goal of disinfection is to achieve a 99.999 per cent microbial reduction. Avoiding pathogens building up to dangerously high levels is of utmost importance. Pathogens can cause serious health problems for the animals and substantial...
OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Emilia-Romagna
ITALY - The Italian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in at a commercial poultry farm in Emilia-Romagna, an administrative region in Northern Italy....
Baltimore CBP Intercepts Chicken Skeletons from China
US - According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), China is considered to have present Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Consequently, the uncertified skeletons may pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry....
Friday, August 16, 2013
Frequently Forgotten Measures to Maintain Biosecurity on Farms
GLOBAL - Some of the fastest, cheapest and simplest measures to prevent spread of bacteria - disinfecting footwear and sanitising hands with anti-bactericidal hand soap - are measures that have been neglected over a period of time....
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Critical Control Points Identified for Disease Control
UK - Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified a rapid response, which could help halt infectious diseases such as bird flu, swine flu and SARS before they take hold....
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Jalisco
MEXICO - The Mexican veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a layer farm located in Jalisco....
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Philippines Temporarily Bans Live Birds, Products from Arkansas
PHILIPPINES - In response to a detection of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) H7N7 in Scott County, Arkansas, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds (including day old chicks,...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Way Clear for Dominincan Poultry Exports to Haiti
HAITI - The ban on the import of Dominican poultry products looks likely soon to be lifted....
Friday, August 09, 2013
BPC/RUMA: Spread of Antibiotic Resistance Poses Global Challenge
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) and Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance recognise the spread of antibiotic resistance as a global challenge and the need for responsible use of antibiotics in farming and human medicine....
Thursday, August 08, 2013
FAO, African Union Sign MoU to Control H7N9 Spread
ETHIOPIA - A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and the African Union Commission (AUC) signed this week (6 August) will help to prevent and control outbreaks of influenza A (H7N9), better known as avian influenza....
Bird Flu Vaccine Failures in Indonesia Investigated
INDONESIA - Delegates at the 150th annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently heard about the emergence of a strain of the high pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in Indonesia that are resistant to vaccines....
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Egg Drop Syndrome Virus Prevalent in South Korean Ducks
SOUTH KOREA - New research has revealed the the virus causing Egg Drop Syndrome (EDS) is highly prevalent in wild and domestic ducks in South Korea. Strains varied their ability to infect chickens....
Monday, August 05, 2013
Pilot Program Shows Poultry Markets New Way to Do Business
CHINA - A successful pilot program, focusing on an innovative approach to running poultry markets, could vastly reduce the risk of bird flu, according to a leading specialist. ...
LPAI Outbreaks Detected in Taiwan
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in Hua-Lien affecting ducks....
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Politicians, Officials Attack Chinese Ban of Arkansas Poultry
US - China's ban on Arkansas' poultry imports due to an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been criticised by politicians and state officials. ...
Call for Upheld Ruling on Compensation for Clothes-Changing Time
US - Four meat and poultry associations filed an Amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the court to uphold a lower court decision that permitted collective bargaining agreements (CBA) to address compensation for clothes-changing...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Travelling Danes Expose Themselves to Salmonella Risk
DENMARK – Salmonella infections are on the decline in the Danish population, although not when they go on holiday, a report shows....
Study Links Pathogen with Dermatitis in Broilers
US - Researchers having established a link between the number of Clostridium perfringens bacteria in the litter and the incidence of gangrenous dermatitis in broilers....
Monday, July 29, 2013
MOA, FAO Workshop to Enhance Biosecurity at Live Poultry Markets
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have held a joint workshop to enhance biosecurity at live poultry markets, followed by a field visit to Jiangcun wholesale market in Guangdong Province....
Friday, July 26, 2013
Rare Chickens Euthanased Because of Exotic Disease
AUSTRALIA - A flock of fancy chickens, currently housed in a secure quarantine facility, will be euthanased because the birds are infected with an exotic strain of Salmonella that cannot be effectively treated....
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