News & Updates

  • Survey reveals Scottish backyard poultry disease threat
    New research has revealed a gap in knowledge about disease control practices in many of Scotland’s small-scale poultry keepers and egg producers. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-20
  • Asian countries continue to battle avian flu in poultry
    While Taiwan’s poultry sector continues its long running battle against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), new outbreaks have been reported in Cambodia, Ghana, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. From China comes news of the first human case in the world involving an H7N4 influenza virus of avian origin. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-19
  • Avian flu outbreaks reported in poultry in Asia, Africa
    New variants of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in poultry Afghanistan, Nigeria and Taiwan, as well as in wild birds in Iran and Israel. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-11
  • Measures aim to protect South Koreans, Winter Olympics visitors from avian flu
    As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games open in South Korea, the government is introducing a raft of new measures to control the spread of avian influenza, which first hit the country’s poultry sector in November 2017. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-08
  • Broiler health, egg marketing examined at VIV MEA
    Disease challenges and flock health along with making the most of social media for marketing eggs examined at WATT Global Media Middle East seminar. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-07
  • Avian flu virus revealed in imported chicken in Hong Kong
    Veterinary authorities in Hong Kong have reported the return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the region in imported chicken meat, while new outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed at poultry farms in Taiwan and South Korea, and in commercial ostriches in South Africa. ... read more
    Published on 2018-02-05
  • Tighter biosecurity to protect South Korea’s poultry from avian flu
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the poultry sector in Afghanistan, and the disease has also been confirmed at new locations in Iraq, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan. The agriculture ministry in Seoul has announced further measures to curb the spread of the disease. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-29
  • Avian flu returns to Japan, Turkey
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in Japan for the first time this winter, and new outbreaks have been confirmed in poultry in Bangladesh, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. The H5N6 variant of the virus has been detected in wild birds in Germany and the United Kingdom (U.K.) for the first time. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Cobb planning project safeguards global poultry supply
    Integration of the Cobb-Vantress subsidiary in Brazil into the company’s Global Planning Project will help to provide supplies of breeding stock at times when disease restrictions affect supplies in the northern hemisphere. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-14
  • New colorful reference book from AAAP helps pinpoint avian diseases
    The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) has published a new reference book, Gross Pathology of Avian Diseases: Text and Atlas, authored by Tahseen Abdul-Aziz, DVM, PhD, and H. John Barnes, DVM, PhD, both of North Carolina State University. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-11
  • Asia bears the brunt of latest avian flu outbreaks
    Latest official reports from countries across the continent of Asia reveal many new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry and wild birds, including in Cambodia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Taiwan. In wild birds in Afghanistan and Switzerland, new HPAI virus families have been detected for the first time. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-08
  • Avian flu outbreaks threaten Asian poultry sector
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses have been confirmed recently in Asian countries as geographically spread as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. There have also been new cases in Russian poultry, and among the Dutch wild bird population. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-27
  • Hubbard facility gets avian flu-free compartment status
    Hubbard’s primary breeding operations in France have officially obtained Avian Influenza Free Compartment status, following an audit conducted by the French veterinary authorities under the provisions of Commission Regulation (EC) No 616/2009 and of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-21
  • APHIS proposes updates for avian flu elimination payments
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing updates to its virus elimination flat rate payments for floor-raised meat poultry facilities affected by notifiable avian influenza. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-21
  • Avian flu biosecurity plan is key to rapid response
    No poultry farm is immune to the chance of an avian influenza outbreak, therefore, having a plan to deal with such a situation is crucial explained industry professionals. ... read more
    Published on 2017-12-18