Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaks
CIDRAP NEWS, Monday 27 July 2015

Avian influenza caused by various strains struck poultry farms and backyard birds in Germany, Taiwan, and Vietnam over the past few days, according to reports to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Germany's outbreak involves the highly pathogenic H7N7 strain, which earlier this month struck commercial chicken and turkey farms in the English county of Lancashire.


Perdue commits to human and animal antibiotic reduction
WorldPoultry, Thursday 23 July 2015

Less than a year after eliminating the routine use of human antibiotics in its chicken production, US poultry producer, Perdue Farms has announced it is now raising more than half its chickens with no antibiotics of any kind – human or animal.


Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units
Beef Central, Friday 24 July 2015

How accelerometers fitted in ear tags are helping to identify diseases in cattle before a feedlot crew.


China, Ghana report more H5N1 bird deaths
CIDRAP Flu Scan, Wednesday 22 July 2015

For the second time in 3 days, China has reported H5N1 avian flu deaths in wild birds—this time in Tibet and Inner Mongolia—while Ghana has confirmed two new H5N1 outbreaks, according to separate reports to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).


Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains
ScienceDaily, Tuesday 21 July 2015

Each year, scientists create an influenza (flu) vaccine that protects against a few specific influenza strains that researchers predict are going to be the most common during that year. Now, a new study shows that scientists may be able to create a 'universal' vaccine that can provide broad protection against numerous influenza strains, including those that could cause future pandemics.


China’s demand for pork imports set to take off
GlobalMeatNews, Monday 20 July 2015

Shrinking hog herds in China are set to ignite the global pork trade, says the latest Rabobank Pork Quarterly report.


Feed additives market to reach $19.54 billion by 2020
AllAboutFeed, Friday 17 July 2015

The global animal feed additives market is expected to reach USD 19.54 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing protein demand, especially in Asia Pacific and Latin America, is expected to be a key driver for additive demand over the next six years.


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