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Avian flu is heading to Europe

  • 6 Oct 10:14

Avian flu is heading to Europe Russia and Kazakhstan have been already hit by an influenza wave due do wild birds migration route to Europe. In the last couple of weeks, Russia and Kazakhstan have been confronted with several outbreaks of bird flu in both wild and domestic birds as the autumn migration in wild birds is crossing their territories. EU officials have warned poultry producers to step up surveillance against possible outbreaks of avian flu among wild and domestic birds. "EU countries are being urged to step up surveillance and biosafety measures to protect themselves against possible new outbreaks of bird flu this year," a report issued this week said. The disease is highly. Read more...

Belarus restricts poultry imports from Poland, Germany due to avian flu

  • 8 Apr 11:59

Belarus restricts poultry imports from Poland, Germany due to avian flu Belarus has restricted poultry imports from Lubusz Province (Poland) and Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) due to the avian flu outbreak, BelTA learned from the Veterinary and Food Control Department of the Agriculture and Food Ministry. The World Organization for Animal Health reported on cases of high pathogenic avian influenza (H5) in the above-mentioned areas. In this regard Belarus has introduced restrictions on the import of live birds, hatching eggs, wild, zoo and circus susceptible animals, poultry meat, egg powder and other food products from processed eggs, down and feather, hunting trophies (bird game), and other products from Lubusz Province from 3 April and. Read more...

More Avian Flu Found in Russian Wild Birds

  • 24 Aug 12:20

More Avian Flu Found in Russian Wild Birds There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Russia. Four rooks, a mallard duck, a bird from the Anatidae family of ducks, geese and swans, and a bird from the crane familyGruidae died from the disease. The outbreak was of the H5N1 subtype, and occurred. Read more...

How Can US Poultry Producers Protect Flocks from Avian Flu Threat?

  • 1 Jul 12:09

How Can US Poultry Producers Protect Flocks from Avian Flu Threat? Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) serotype H5N2 appear to be slowing in the US, but the potential for new outbreaks as migrating birds move south in autumn is high, reports Eric Gingerich, DVM (Technical Specialist in Poultry, Diamond V). Higher seasonal temperatures are helping, along with growth of vegetation – corn and soybeans growing in fields around poultry houses – which helps to reduce movement of dust carrying virus particles. However, during summer, migratory waterfowl flyways intermingle in the Arctic, so with the coming of autumn and the return of infected birds, resurgence in H5N2 outbreaks is likely. It can become. Read more...

Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade

  • 1 Jun 11:20

Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets.The global trade streams and prices are expected to remain under pressure for the remainder of 2015, according to Rabobank’s latest Poultry Quarterly Q2 report. The long-term impact may be significant due to several trade bans on breeding stock in importing countries. Producers in countries with balanced markets are continuing to enjoy healthy margins. Global approaches to deal with avian flu are more important than ever. Rabobank expects prices to remain under further pressure in the next months. “Poultry industry fundamentals are facing meaningful headwinds with. Read more...

International Egg Commission Launches Avian Flu Action Plan

  • 26 May 12:31

International Egg Commission Launches Avian Flu Action Plan The International Egg Commission (IEC) is launching its 'Avian Influenza Action Plan', a series of initiatives related to combating avian influenza. The plan aims to provide immediate support for the egg industry and to co-ordinate a series of actions internationally, with the ultimate long term goal of ridding the egg industry of this destructive disease. IEC will provide a central international communications hub on avian influenza, be the link between the global egg industry and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and be responsible for communicating information and best practices to IEC members and the wider egg industry. First steps are to. Read more...

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread

  • 21 May 13:13

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide. Since early 2014, outbreaks of avian influenza (“bird flu”) involving different strains of the virus have been reported in more than 35 countries around the globe. Tens of millions of poultry have died as a result of these outbreaks, either naturally or due to the application of stamping out measures. While it is not unusual for the avian influenza virus to circulate, particularly among wild birds, the recent upsurge in outbreaks worldwide reaffirms the need for better implementation of the. Read more...