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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
FDA Approves First Adjuvanted Vaccine for Bird Flu Prevention
US - Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, commonly known as avian or bird flu. ...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Governments Invest Six Million Dollars on Support Programme
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, have announced the establishment of the Support Programme for the Establishment of...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Hong Kong Bans Imports of Poultry Products from Germany
HONG KONG - Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry and poultry products from the German state of Thuringen with immediate effect, the city's Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said on Tuesday....
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Low-Pathogenic Bird Flu Hits German Region
GERMANY - The German veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at a poultry farm in Thuringen....
Indonesia Reports Bird Flu Death
INDONESIA - A 31-year Indonesian woman has died from avian influenza in outskirts of Jakarta, the health ministry said Monday (18 November)....
Friday, November 15, 2013
Conference to Address Global Need to Strengthen Vet Services
BRAZIL – Next month’s veterinary education conference organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will address the urgent need for international coordination of veterinary services to support food production and animal health....
Human H7N9 Case Confirmed in HK’s 'Backyard'
HONG KONG - Live chicken supply to Hong Kong is normal despite a confirmed human avian influenza A (H7N9) case in Guangdong Province....
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Chromosome Map Highlights Campylobacter’s Genetic Controls
UK - A study from the BBSRC-funded Institute of Food Research has produced a new map of the Campylobacter genome, showing the points where all of this pathogenic bacteria's genes are turned on....
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Iraqi Council of Ministers Lifts Ban on Arkansas Poultry
IRAQ - Walid Sharif and Dr Talib from the FAS Baghdad office met with Dr Ebtisam, Director General (DG) of the Department of Committee Affairs, Council of Ministers (COM) in her office on 24 October 2013....
Research Programme Impacts Salmonella Research
US - The USPOULTRY research programme is celebrating 50 years of accomplishments. During this time the research programme has focused on the most important issues facing the poultry industry. ...
Cambodia Recognises US Meat, Poultry Sanitary Certificate
CAMBODIA - On 11 October 2013, The Ministry of Agriculture of Cambodia officially recognized imports of US meat and poultry products. Under this protocol, US meat and poultry product shipments will be required to enter with the US Department of Agriculture’s...
Nepal Reports 85 New Bird Flu Outbreaks
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported 85 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at various farms across Bagmati, Narayani and Bheri, affecting broilers, layers, parent stock birds and backyard birds....
Monday, November 11, 2013
Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Research suggests that companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, writes Chris Harris....
Friday, November 08, 2013
New Biosecurity Education Programme Scheduled for 2014 IPPE
US - Outbreaks of the H7N9 virus in China and the H7N3 virus in Mexico have heightened the awareness and need for effective biosecurity programmes....
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Newcastle Disease Outbreak Reported in Cyprus
CYPRUS - The Cypriot veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in Larnaca, affecting broilers and laying hens....
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Taiwan Ducks Affected by Bird Flu Outbreak
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at a farm in Hualien County, affecting ducks....
Monday, November 04, 2013
Biosecurity: Focus of Mexican Poultry Industry Investment
ANALYSIS - The Mexican poultry industry will invest heavily in 2014 in order to improve the biosecurity levels and increase added value to the national market. At the same time, the poultry industry emphasises that broiler and egg production has recovered...
Will Poultry Inspection Modernisation Compromise Bird Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the US over the new moves to modernise the poultry meat inspection system, writes Editor-in-Chief, Chris Harris....
Friday, November 01, 2013
IPPE to Host Workshop on Poultry Handling, Transportation Quality Assurance
US – As part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education line-up, Pennsylvania State University and US Poultry & Egg Association will again host a Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance 'Train the Trainer'...
Red Mite Product Unique in its Ability to Accept Electrostatic Charge
UK - There are many red mite control products on the market, however, Fossilshield is a non-toxic diatomaceous earth and is unique in its ability to accept an electrostatic charge due to its high resistance to moisture, says PCS Poultry....
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ovobrand Focuses on Quality Production
US - Dr Gustavo Von Bassenheim, CEO of Ovobrand, recently toured Hy-Line International facilities and engaged in discussions with Hy-Line management....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Japan Lifts Ban on Arkansas Poultry Meat
JAPAN and US - Japan has joined Russia in lifting its ban on imports of poultry products from Arkansas. Low-pathogenic bird flu was found in a poultry flock in the US state in June 2013....
Monday, October 28, 2013
Avian Flu Outbreak in Australia Affects Second Layer Flock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in New South Wales affecting cage layer hens aged 45-84 weeks. This confirms the second outbreak that we reported...
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. ...
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