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17 February 2015
High-path Avian Flu Outbreak in Commercial Flock in California
US - A commercial poultry flock in California has tested positive for the H5N8 subtype of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus following higher-than-usual mortalities among chickens....
16 February 2015
Philippines Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Israel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has banned imports of poultry products from Israel and the US state of Oregon on avian flu fears....
FAO Offers Bird Flu Support to Palestine
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is providing assistance to the West Bank in its response to the outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza. ...
Second Bird Flu Outbreak in Hobby Flock in Oregon
US - Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a backyard poultry flock of around 90 birds in Deschutes county, Oregon....
New Avian Flu Outbreak Reported in Israeli Turkeys
ISRAEL - Highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N1 subtype has been identifed as the cause of a new outbreak in a turkey flock in Hamerkaz...
Egypt Reports 76 New H5N1 Avian Flu Outbreaks in Poultry
EGYPT - Between 18 January and 7 February 2015 a total of 76 H5N1 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were detected in 20 out of Egypt’s 27 governorates. ...
12 February 2015
High-tech Solutions Tackle Poultry Diseases
GLOBAL - FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are teaming up to develop high-tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases in farm animals....
Ceva and the Science of Vaccinology
FRANCE - Ceva's understanding of the "science of vaccinology" is at the core of its poultry business, which centres on the the needs of all its customers....
Chinese Poultry Exports Resume to Hong Kong
CHINA - Hong Kong has restored poultry imports from mainland China in time for the New Year holiday....
Cleanliness Means Results in the Hatchery
UK - Simple basics of cleanliness and hygiene are essential to get chicks off to a good start in life, says Aviagen....
Nigerian Poultry Sector Prepares to Keep out Bird Flu
NIGERIA - A leading veterinarian warns that avian influenza poses a threat to the country's poultry sector, which is estimated to be worth 700 billion naira (NGN) or around US$3.4 billion...
Waste Spectrum Exports Incinerator to Estonia for Poultry Carcass Disposal
ESTONIA - Waste Spectrum Environmental Limited has exported the first Hurikan 1000E Animal-By-Product (ABPR) Incinerator to the Republic of Estonia....
Update on High-path Avian Flu Outbreaks in Poultry in Taiwan
TAIWAN - In the latest week of reports, the veterinary authority says there have been 110 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5N3, H5N8 and H5N2 subtypes, affecting more than 702,000 poultry (mainly geese but also ducks, chickens and...
11 February 2015
Wild Birds in Austria Found to Have Avian Malaria
AUSTRIA - A new study in Vienna reveals that native birds are susceptible to avian malaria. None of the Plasmodium species detected in that work is among those known to be particularly pathogenic to poultry....
10 February 2015
Further Details Emerge of British Columbia Bird Flu Outbreak
CANADA - The latest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in domestic poultry is in the same region of British Columbia - the Fraser Valley - but the H5N1 virus variant has been identified in this case. ...
09 February 2015
H5N1 Avian Flu Virus Detected in British Columbia Hobby Flock
CANADA - The presence of H5N1 virus has been confirmed in a hobby poultry flock in British Columbia for the first time. Quarantine has been lifted from three farms previously affected by the H5N2 virus strain....
New High-path Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in Chinese Poultry
CHINA - A new outbreak of H5N6 high-path avian flu has been reported at a farm in Hunan province....
05 February 2015
Culling Underway at Hampshire Chicken Farm with Avian Flu
UK - A low-pathogenic case of avian flu has now been confirmed in broiler breeder chickens at a farm in Hampshire. The culling of birds at the farm is underway, and the virus is of the H7 subtype....
Taiwan Reports 159 Avian Flu Outbreaks on Farms, Abattoirs
TAIWAN - The two latest reports indicate a total of 159 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the last couple of weeks. More than 885,000 poultry - mostly geese but also some native chicken and ducks - have been affected by the H5N2 and/or...
Bulgaria Reports First Avian Flu Outbreak in Domestic Poultry
BULGARIA - The first outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in domestic poultry - in the same region as the dead wild bird last month. ...
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....
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