News & Updates

  • Chief Vet stresses importance of biosecurity and vigilance against avian flu
    The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) confirmed June 19 that a second wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, County Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza. ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-20
  • Avian flu confirmed at leading Bulgarian egg farm
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported at a farm operated by a top egg producer in Bulgaria, with other outbreaks confirmed in Bangladesh, Russia, and Taiwan. ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-19
  • Saudi Arabia, Taiwan confirm avian flu cases in poultry
    Animal health agencies in Nepal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Taiwan have reported new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry sectors during the last week. ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-11
  • Avian flu outbreaks reported in Taiwan, China, Nepal
    New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in poultry in China, Nepal and Taiwan, and a low-pathogenic virus has been detected again in the Dominican Republic. ... read more
    Published on 2018-06-03
  • Taiwan reports more avian flu outbreaks in poultry
    Based on official reports, the only state to report new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) officially is Taiwan, while the low-pathogenic disease has been confirmed at commercial poultry enterprises in Russia’s Far East region, and in Sweden. ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-28
  • H5N1 avian influenza returns to Nepal
    After an absence of more than one year, the H5N1 variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected on a farm in Nepal, and new outbreaks of the disease have occurred in poultry in Taiwan and South Africa. ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-20
  • Chinese poultry farm hit by avian flu
    The only country to report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in its poultry sector in the last week was China. The viruses have been detected in wild birds in Europe, and Denmark has reported its first cases of low-pathogenic avian flu on a farm for almost two years. ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-14
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new avian team
    Over the past fifteen years Merial Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim's avian and swine departments have produced a number of innovative vaccines for improved animal health. Following Boehringer Ingleheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health, this focus on disease prevention continues, and is reflected in the ongoing investment in research into new vaccines for the poultry sector. ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-09
  • Further outbreaks of avian flu hit poultry in Asia, Africa
    New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in poultry in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Togo, while a low-pathogenic virus has been detected for the first time in Denmark. ... read more
    Published on 2018-05-07
  • Mexico, Taiwan report new avian flu outbreaks in poultry
    Veterinary authorities in Mexico and Taiwan have confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective commercial poultry sectors, while a low-pathogenic virus has been detected in another French duck flock. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-29
  • New avian flu virus strain detected in Chinese poultry
    While the seasonal decline in highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the world’s poultry appears to be continuing, new outbreaks have been confirmed in Bangladesh, South Africa, Taiwan and Togo, and Chinese authorities have reported a new strain of the disease in the commercial sector. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-22
  • National Poultry Improvement Plan changes proposed
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and will accept public comments on those amendments until May 9. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-17
  • Boehringer Ingelheim to invest €65 million in avian vaccines
    Six months after inaugurating its new French animal health headquarters in the heart of the Lyon-Gerland Biodistrict, Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed its allegiance to the region by announcing that it is about to invest a further €65 million in the metropolitan area. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-16
  • Taiwan records new avian flu cases in poultry
    Based on official reports, only Taiwan has confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in its poultry sector in the last week, while Hong Kong and Sweden have detected the viruses in other birds. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-15
  • Iowa poultry biosecurity audits ahead of schedule
    In light of recent cases of avian influenza in the United States and to safeguard against the threat of the virus and other poultry diseases, the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), in cooperation with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has nearly completed the process of auditing layer and pullet flocks in the state. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-10