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02 December 2014
US Modifies Regulation of Poultry Imports to Keep out Bird Flu
US - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a Final Rule amending the regulations for the importation of poultry from regions with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)....
Poultry, People under Observation for Bird Flu in Kerala
INDIA - Bird flu is reported to be under control in the state of Kerala, with 180,000 poultry culled and around 300,000 people under observation....
Bird Flu Returns to Dutch Poultry Industry
THE NETHERLANDS - Another outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed at a poultry farm in South Holland. The birds there and in a nearby flock have been culled, and a high-path virus has been found in wild birds in Utrecht province....
01 December 2014
2 Sisters Food Group Leads Way on Campylobacter Fight
UK - 2 Sisters Food Group is leading the largest and most comprehensive programme to tackle campylobacter ever undertaken by the UK poultry industry....
27 November 2014
Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - There has been five outbreaks of low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza detected and confirmed in Western Cape province between 15 September and 29 October 2014....
Movement Licences Now Available Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Pigs on poultry farms in the East Yorkshire avian flu control zones can now be moved to their next production stage....
Kerala to Cull 200,000 Birds
INDIA - As festive season is nearing, bad news has struck for Kerala farmers. Avian influenza (bird flu) has hit them hard and state government has decided to cull over 200,000 birds....
Latest Guidance on Bird Flu and Biosecurity
UK - Defra has issued updated guidance for poultry keepers after a shot wild bird tested positive for H5N8 in Germany....
EFSA Experts to Advise on Avian Flu
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the current situation on the H5N8 avian influenza A virus in Europe and the world, with a focus on the possible entry routes of the virus into Europe....
26 November 2014
Implications of Suspected Avian Flu in Kerala
INDIA - Karnataka is on high alert following outbreak of bird flu (avian influenza) in the neighbouring Kerala....
Dutch Establish Poultry Transport Corridor for Bird Flu Biosecurity
THE NETHERLANDS - As the fourth poultry farm has been confirmed with the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus, the Dutch agriculture secretary has set up a 'safety corridor' to transport chickens from South Netherlands (Zuid-Nederland)....
Increased Biosecurity on Welsh Poultry Farms
UK - Welsh poultry owners are being urged to follow good biosecurity practice to minimise the risk of their flocks coming into contact with wild birds following the recent outbreak of avian influenza on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire....
25 November 2014
FAO, OIE Warn of Avian Influenza’s Rapid Spread
GLOBAL - FAO and OIE are urging at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased biosecurity as they warn the new avian influenza virus's spread to Europe threatens the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries....
UK Government Updates Guidance on Bird Flu Biosecurity
UK - Following the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Yorkshire last week, the agriculture department has updated its advice on biosecurity, particularly regarding contact with wild birds....
Potential of Probiotics for Sustainable Animal Production
EU - On 12 November 2014, at EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, the European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2014 to Dr Steven Frese, for his innovative research project on the evolution of the host-microflora interaction....
24 November 2014
Zoetis Reintroduces Coccidiosis Management Tool
US - Zoetis is reintroducing Zoamix® to help US poultry producers battle coccicidiosis. It is a versatile product can be used in antibiotic-free or conventional production systems, the company says....
No Bird Flu Virus Found at Farms Around Kamperveen
THE NETHERLANDS - Among the new measures introduced to control the spread of bird flu, day-old chicks can only be transported off farms in unaffected areas for export. Chicks may not be transported to Dutch farms, nor may poultry manure be moved. ...
Moy Park Grower Invests in Biosecure Viewing Gallery
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - In a first for the Northern Ireland poultry industry, Moy Park grower, Graham McIlroy, has invested in a viewing gallery that will enhance biosecurity at his poultry farm in Aghadowey....
Advice to All Poultry Owners in Bird Flu Control Zones
UK - The National Farmers Union offers important guidance for farmers in the avian influenza zone regarding biosecurity and poultry movements....
Switzerland Bans Imports of Dutch, British Poultry
SWITZERLAND - Following outbreaks of avian flu in the Netherlands and the UK, the Swiss authorities have banned imports of poultry from the affected areas of those countries....
23 November 2014
H5N8 Bird Flu Virus Detected in German Wild Bird
GERMANY - The H5N8 avian influenza virus has been detected in a wild bird in Europe for the first time. It was found in north-east Germany, in the same state as the earlier outbreak in poultry but more than 50km away from the farm....
Poultry Farmers in Belgium Ordered to Confine Birds
BELGIUM - Poultry farmers have been called on to confine their birds after the third outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza was announced in neighbouring the Netherlands....
22 November 2014
Bird Flu Detected in Wild Duck in Japan
JAPAN - The H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus has been detected in samples from wild ducks on Honshu....
21 November 2014
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
Mass Culling of Birds in EU Following Bird Flu Outbreak
EU - Following the recent detection of bird flu at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, another case at a duck breeding farm in the UK, as well as a scare in Germany earlier this November, it is clear that avian influenza is not just a thing of the past,...
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