OIE and FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak
CIDRAP NEWS, Monday 24 November 2014

Global animal health agencies warned today that the H5N8 avian flu virus represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European countries, in the wake of additional confirmed and possible outbreaks in the Netherlands in recent days.

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Third case of AI discovered in the Netherlands
WorldPoultry, Friday 21 November 2014

Another poultry farm in the Netherlands has been found infected with avian influenza (AI). This time, a 10,000 head multiplication farm in the eastern province Overijssel was struck.

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ECDC sounds H5N8 warning after another possible outbreak
CIDRAP NEWS, Thursday 20 November 2014

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today called for increased monitoring of birds and poultry workers for the H5N8 avian flu virus, as the Netherlands reported another possible outbreak on a chicken farm near one where the virus struck last weekend.

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Antibiotic surveys and their significance?
PigProgress, Wednesday 19 November 2014

BPEX, the UK pig levy-payers association recently sponsored a survey of antimicrobial use in pigs in the UK (Burch, 2014). It showed that approximately 167 tonnes of antibiotic were used for pigs in 2012, approximately 41% of overall antimicrobial use. The majority of this use was in feed (84.5%) followed by water medication (15%) and by injection (0.8%) or 1.3 tonnes.

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UK avian flu virus is H5N8
CIDRAP FLU SCAN, Tuesday 18 November 2014

British authorities announced today that the avian influenza virus that hit a Yorkshire duck farm last week is the H5N8 subtype, as expected, while Dutch authorities said an H5N8 outbreak in the Netherlands has not spread beyond the original chicken farm.

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Natural gas derived feed protein could be three years from commercialization
FeedNavigator, Tuesday 11 November 2013

Three years from now feed manufacturers could be replacing soybeans and fishmeal with bacterial protein meal produced from natural gas which might otherwise be flared as a waste product.

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