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12 January 2015
H5N2, H5N8 Bird Flu Hit Taiwanese Poultry Farms
TAIWAN - The H5N2 avian influenza virus was detected at four goose farms in Yunlin and a duck farm in Pingtung as H5N8 avian flu has hit a goose farm in Chiayi....
Expert Teams Respond to Avian Flu in Washington State
WASHINGTON, US - USDA has sent a team to the south-east of Washington state to assist in the response to outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in two backyard flocks....
09 January 2015
Ceva Receives Patent for Innovative Delivery System to Chicks
US - Ceva has received a US patent for an innovative delivery system of treating poultry hatchlings through gel application....
Canadian Authority Confirms No New Bird Flu Outbreaks
CANADA - In an update on avian influenza situation in British Columbia, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is continuing its response to an outbreak of avian influenza in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley....
Second Washington Backyard Flock Culled after H5N2 Bird Flu
US - Further details have emerged on the second outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in a backyard flock in Washington state. There have been no new outbreaks in the US of the disease caused by the H5N8 virus variant....
Canada Bans Poultry, Products from Washington State, Oregon
CANADA - Canada has placed restriction on live birds, eggs, raw poultry products and raw pet foods from the US states of Oregon and Washington following the detection of avian flu viruses there. ...
08 January 2015
Bird Flu Alert for Utah's Backyard Poultry Owners, Hunters
UTAH, US - Utah’s wildlife and agriculture agencies are advising hunters and people with backyard poultry flocks to be aware that two strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) have been detected in wild birds in Washington and Oregon....
07 January 2015
Australian Farmers Urged to See Biosecurity Like Insurance
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
Suspected Avian Flu in Second Washington State Flock
WASHINGTON STATE, US - Highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5N2 subtype is suspected in a second backyard flock in Washington state, in the same county as the previous outbreak. At least partial bans on US poultry exports have been imposed by several countries...
05 January 2015
Smuggled Eggs Bring Fears of Bird Flu, Market Collapse to Myanmar
MYANMAR - Local poultry breeders fear the collapse of poultry market and the outbreak of bird flu due to the continued influx of duck and chicken eggs smuggled from Thailand. ...
04 January 2015
Avian Flu Outbreak in Washington State Backyard Poultry
WASHINGTON STATE, US - The H5 avian influenza virus has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock near Benton City. ...
Avian Flu-positive Poultry Culled at Hong Kong Market
HONG KONG - Almost 19,000 poultry - including chickens, partridges and pigeons - have been culled after testing positive for the H7N9 low-pathogenic avian flu virus....
02 January 2015
US Responds to Poultry Export Bans
US - The Agriculture Department has issued a statement in response to a number of countries banning poultry from the US citing fears of avian flu. USDA is pressing these countries to apply internationally recognised trade guidelines....
Field Trials Show Benefits of E. coli Vaccine in Broilers
GLOBAL - Recent studies on two continents have demonstrated that a modified-live vaccine reduced losses from Escherichia coli in broilers, even when the disease challenge was strong, says Zoetis....
India Bans Imports of US Poultry Due to Bird Flu
INDIA - India plans to challenge a World Trade Organisation order that told New Delhi to remove curbs on poultry imports from the US, saying it is important to protect the industry that supports livelihood of millions of people in the country....
31 December 2014
Update on Avian Flu Situation in Japan
JAPAN - The latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has led to the culling of 37,000 poultry in Yamaguchi prefecture, which is in the far west of the island of Honshu....
Poultry Culled in Hong Kong after Bird Flu Virus Detected
HONG KONG - Around 15,000 birds have been culled after the H7N9 bird flu virus was detected at a market, and poultry imports from mainland China have been halted....
30 December 2014
Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard Against Disease
UK - Scottish pig and poultry keepers will remain on alert as the threat posed by devastating diseases remains....
Bird Flu Spreads to Seoul City in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - There has been a first report of the avian influenza virus in a market in the city of Seoul....
29 December 2014
Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Israel
ISRAEL - There has been one new outbreak of Newcastle disease reported and confirmed in the Hazafon region of the country. ...
Taiwan Reports Low-path Avian Flu in Wild Birds, Poultry
TAIWAN - After a wild bird in the north-east of Taiwan tested positive for an H7 virus, ducks at a farm in the same region tested positive for an H5 variant of the avian influenza virus....
Another Outbreak of Avian Flu Confirmed in Japan
JAPAN - Another outbreak of H5 avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture has been confirmed....
24 December 2014
South Korea Bans Import of US Poultry, Products
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has banned imports of poultry from the US, citing fears over avian influenza....
Bird Flu Hits Mixed Hobby Flock in British Columbia
CANADA - The first outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza has has been confirmed in a non-commercial poultry flock; it is near to previously reported outbreaks. ...
23 December 2014
French Companies to Export Poultry Genetics to Bolivia
BOLIVIA - The call has gone out to French poultry genetics companies to bid for export licences to Bolivia....
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