Wisconsin reports H5N2 in turkeys, H5N1 in Bhutan, H5N6 in Hong Kong
CIDRAP NEWS, Thursday 16 April 2015

The H5N2 avian influenza virus is continuing to hopscotch through the Upper Midwest, as shown today by a report of Wisconsin's second and third outbreaks, in turkeys and backyard poultry at widely separated sites.


  • USDA:Update on avian influenza findings
  • News:Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration
  • Press Release: First case of H5N6 virus found in wild bird in Hong Kong

    Insects in fish and poultry diets most accepted
    AllAboutFeed, Thursday 16 April 2015

    The use of insects in animal feed is one potential solution to improve the sustainability of animal diets and maintain legitimacy for livestock production within society.


    WHO acknowledges 20 recent H7N9 cases in China
    CIDRAP NEWS SCAN, Wednesday 15 April 2015

    The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that Chinese health officials on Apr 10 reported 20 more lab-confirmed H7N9 infections, 4 of them fatal.


    H5N2 strikes 8 more Minnesota farms, reaches Iowa
    CIDRAP NEWS, Tuesday 14 April 2015

    The H5N2 avian influenza virus has taken another big and unexplained jump, invading eight more Minnesota turkey farms in six counties and crossing the border to hit a turkey farm in northwestern Iowa, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today.


    Experts look to tackle methane emissions in dairy herds in Asia and Africa
    FeedNavigator, Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Dietary approaches from ration balancing to plant extract supplementation could boost milk yields in developing countries while supporting a reduction in methane emissions, said a leading Indian researcher.


    H5N2 reaches Wisconsin, expands in SD, Minnesota
    CIDRAP NEWS, Monday 13 April 2015

    The rash of H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks has spread farther across the Midwest, with a Wisconsin chicken farm joining the list of affected sites today, following two new turkey outbreaks in South Dakota and another in Minnesota over the weekend.


    H5N2 expands its Minnesota reach, H5N1 in Vietnam
    CIDRAP NEWS, Friday 10 April 2015

    The highly pathogenic form of H5N2 avian flu was confirmed today on four more commercial turkey farms in Minnesota—three in previously unaffected counties—affecting 189,000 birds, while an H5 strain was detected in a North Dakota turkey flock.


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