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04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Belarus Restricts Bulgarian Imports Citing Bird Flu Fears
BELARUS - The Belarusian authorities have put a temporary restriction on the import of poultry and poultry products from Bulgaria, after the avian influenza virus was detected there....
Wild Birds Act as Reservoir for Foodborne Salmonella
POLAND - In a study looking at the prevalence and characteristics of Salmonella in wild birds, researchers found many similarities with those that are monitored in the EU because of foodborne disease associated with poultry....
Avian Flu in Two Mixed Poultry Flocks in Washington State
US - Two quarantine areas have been set in Okanogan County, Washington, to control poultry movements following detection of the avian influenza virus in two mixed poultry flocks in recent days. The H5N2 variant of highly pathogenic avian flu virus has...
Viet Nam Reports New Outbreak of Avian Flu
VIET NAM - One new outbreak of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in a village poultry flock in the far south of the country....
03 February 2015
Low-pathogenic Avian Flu Virus Detected in Southern England
UK - The detection of a low-severity avian flu virus at a chicken farm in the county of Hampshire has prompted calls for increased awareness and biosecurity by the country's poultry farmers. The H7N7 variant is thought to be involved....
Poultry, Product Restrictions in Mexico Due to Bird Flu
MEXICO - Mexico has imposed a ban on all poultry and poultry products originating in the US state of California, including egg products, hatching eggs, and baby chicks, following an earlier outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8....
Israel Reports Four New Avian Flu Outbreaks
ISRAEL - A total of 87,000 domestic poultry have been affected in four new outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu in Hamerkaz. ...
More Than Half Taiwan's Geese Lost to Avian Flu
TAIWAN - Highly pathogenic avian influenza of several different variants has affected 674 poultry farms in Taiwan so far....
Avian Flu Hits 18 Nigerian States
NIGERIA - As the avian influenza virus is detected in poultry in 18 states, a nationwide control plan is being prepared. ...
02 February 2015
Another Israeli Turkey Flock Hit by Bird Flu
ISRAEL - Highly pathogenic avian influenza has hit another turkey flock in the same area as previous recent outbreaks....
Concern Rises as Avian Flu Spreads to Eastern Taiwan
TAIWAN - A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza is causing particular alarm as it is the first on the eastern side of the island....
29 January 2015
Bird Flu Restrictions Lifted in Two Washington State Counties
WASHINGTON STATE, US - The avian flu quarantine has been lifted in Benton and Franklin counties, while restrictions remain in place in parts of Clallam County....
Turkey Flock in India Hit by Avian Flu
INDIA - A turkey flock in Kerala has been hit by high-path avian flu of the H5N1 variant....
Avian Flu Situation in Taiwanese Poultry Worsens
TAIWAN - More than one million poultry - mainly geese - have been affected by the latest 197 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the west of the country. Virus strains H5N3, H5N2 and H5N8, on some cases in combination in a single outbreak,...
28 January 2015
Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
IPPE: When Vaccination Goes Wrong
US – A leading international researcher says that vaccination can make viruses both “hot” and more dangerous, using the example of Marek’s disease in poultry, reports Jackie Linden....
27 January 2015
New H5N1 Outbreaks in Israeli Breeders, Turkeys
ISRAEL - Two new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Haifa, involving broiler breeders and growing turkeys....
Palestine Reports New Avian Flu Outbreak
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - Another outbreak of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza has occurred in a layer pullet flock in the West Bank....
Eight New Bird Flu Outbreaks in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N1 subtype has been reported in eight more poultry flocks in the southern states of Nigeria....
26 January 2015
Nigeria Reports Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Poultry
NIGERIA - The highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N1 variant has been identified as the cause of seven new outbreaks of the disease in poultry in the last week in the north and centre of the country....
Low-pathogenic Avian Flu Virus Detected in Belize Poultry
BELIZE - During routine testing, the low-pathogenic avian influenza virus of the H5N2 has been detected in broiler breeders in the west of the country in December 2014....
Taiwan Stops Poultry Slaughter to Control Avian Flu Spread
TAIWAN - The Council of Agriculture has imposed a four-day ban on killing chickens, ducks and geese in a bid to prevent the spread of the avian flu among poultry; more than half a million birds have been culled due to infections....
Avian Flu Virus Detected in Californian Turkey Flock
US - A poultry processor's early detection programme has identified H5N8 avian influenza in a single turkey flock in California....
23 January 2015
Seven Nigerian States Report Bird Flu Outbreaks
NIGERIA - Highly pathogenic avian influenza has spread to seven states and affected 140,000 birds, according to a report today. The H5N1 virus strain has been identified as the cause....
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