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12 February 2015
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....
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,...
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