HPAI reported in US wild birds and Italian turkey farm
WorldPoultry, Wednesday 17 December 2014

US authorities have reported finding wild birds in Washington state infected with two different highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses, H5N2 and H5N8, raising questions about possible connections with recent H5N2 outbreaks across the border in Canada and with an Asian H5N8 strain that is now hitting European poultry farms.


H5N8 bird flu virus entry routes into Europe uncertain
ThePoultrySite, Tuesday 16 December 2014

EU - The precise route of introduction of the H5N8 virus into Europe still remains uncertain, says a scientific report of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that has been generated in collaboration with Member States and the EU Reference Laboratory.


British Columbia farms with H5N2 now number 10
CIDRAP FLU SCAN, Monday 15 December 2014

Chickens on two more farms in British Columbia have been infected with H5N2 avian influenza, bringing the total to 10 and the number of birds dead or scheduled for culling to nearly 234,000 since the outbreak's start just 2 weeks ago, say news sources and official reports.


A global shift to antibiotic free production
AllAboutFeed, Monday 15 December 2014

Livestock sectors around the world are moving towards production systems that are less dependent on antibiotics. A short review on why this is needed and the solutions for optimising animal diets.


Australian AgMin announces new live export protocol with Thailand
BeefCentral, Thursday 11 December 2014

Australia’s livestock producers may soon benefit from increased competition for feeder and slaughter cattle and improved farmgate returns following the opening of another new market, Thailand.


H5N2 confirmed at 3 more British Columbia poultry farms
CIDRAP NEWS SCAN, Wednesday 10 December 2014

Canadian officials yesterday confirmed H5N2 avian flu in the three most recent poultry outbreaks in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, bringing to five the number of farms in the area infected with that strain, according to a report filed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).


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