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Monday, September 16, 2013
Malaysian Poultry Traders Oppose Wet Market Ban
MALAYSIA - Market traders are furious at the recent government announcement of a ban on wet markets for the sale of poultry meat. ...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Mexico Doubles Egg Imports from US
MEXICO - As a result of recent bird flu outbreaks, Mexico imported twice as many eggs as usual in the first six months of this year. US exporters to Mexico will be required to have new certificates from 28 September....
Monday, September 09, 2013
Ohio Study Shows Potential of Campylobacter Vaccine
US - Research at Ohio State University has revealed a promising new way to control Campylobacter colonisation in chickens....
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Trade, Wild Birds Causes Bird Flu Infections in Domestic Ducks
VIET NAM - Researchers based in South Korea and Hanoi found 57 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus subtypes in Viet Nam in 2011 and 2012, leading them to conclude that regional trade and wild birds spread the LPAI virus to Vietnamese domestic...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Parliament Egg Ban Reversed; Reversal Welcomed
UK - The Clerk of the House of Commons has reversed a decision which briefly saw fresh eggs in omelettes and scrambled eggs banned due to salmonella fears....
Penn State Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella
US - Researchers may be able to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread owing to continuing research, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. ...
LPAI Outbreaks in Western Cape Province and Gauteng
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported one outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in Gauteng and three outbreaks in Western Cape Province....
Friday, August 30, 2013
Rapid-response Avian Influenza Vaccine in Prospect
US - At this week’s Animal Health Investment Forum in Kansas City, Missouri, VaxLiant introduced an innovative solution to developing a rapid-response vaccine to help combat avian influenza (AI)....
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Agreement Between China, Viet Nam Agree on Cross Border Animal Disease Controls
CHINA & VIET NAM - An agreement has been made between the Chinese and Vietnamese authorities over measures to control animal diseases crossing the border between the two countries and to safeguard animal and human health in both countries. ...
OIE Reports Another HPAI Outbreak in Emilia-Romagna
ITALY - The Italian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza at a commercial layer farm in Bologna located in Emilia-Romagna....
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Call for Stricter Health Controls on Poultry
CHINA - Authors of a recent study conclude that, to control avian flu better, different varieties of poultry should be kept separately and management of live bird markets needs to be more rigorous....
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
FossilShield: Unique in Ability to Accept Electrostatic Charge
UK - Signs of red mite can include bird restlessness, pale combs, loss of feathers and blood spots on eggs. With a risk of egg production being affected, there would undoubtedly be an economic loss....
Bird Flu Hits Another Farm in Ferrara
ITALY - The Italian veterinary authorities have reported a third outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Ferrara province....
Friday, August 23, 2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Outbreak Came from Ducks
CHINA - The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China earlier this year was probably transferred from domestic duck to chickens and then on to humans through the live poultry markets. ...
VFF Livestock Group Set to Kick Off Open Forums
AUSTRALIA - In an effort to continue engaging more closely with livestock producers, the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Livestock Group will kick off a series of open forums which will begin in Hamilton this September. ...
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....
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