More H7N9 detected in bird market, farm samples in China
CIDRAP FLU SCAN, Monday 18 August 2014

In its ongoing surveillance for H7N9 avian influenza in poultry, China's agriculture ministry recently detected the virus in 14 samples from two provinces, according to an Aug 15 update from the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Western Pacific Region.


Study: US PEDv could be linked with animal feed
AllAboutFeed, Monday 18 August 2014

A study has shown that there is a chance that livestock feed can carry the deadly US Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus that has killed around 13% of the US hog herd, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks, according to Reuters.


South Korea to tackle AI through wild bird monitoring
WorldPoultry, Friday 15 August 2014

South Korea is to intensify its watch against avian influenza (AI), by conducting year-round monitoring of migratory birds and designating special districts for regular quarantines.


FDA releases its report on antimicrobial resistance
GlobalMeatNews, Thursday 14 August

The US Food and Drug Administration this week launched its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, which showed both increasing and decreasing trends.


Vietnam reports 2 outbreaks of new H5N6 avian flu strain in poultry
CIDRAP NEWS SCAN, Wednesday 13 August 2014

Outbreaks of a new strain of highly pathogenic avian flu—H5N6—have been reported in poultry in two areas of Vietnam, according to a report yesterday from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreaks occurred in April and June of this year, but testing to determine the specific strain of H5 delayed reporting.


Russia: 10,000 pigs to be culled in new ASF outbreak
PigProgress, Wednesday 13 August 2014

More than 10,000 pigs will be culled in Voronezh Oblast, Russia due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to a report by the deputy head of the regional department of agrarian policy, Oleg Lakhov.


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