News & Updates

  • 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
  • Europe, Asia report new avian flu cases in poultry
    In the last week, the only veterinary authorities to have officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective commercial poultry are those of Bulgaria, China, and Iraq, although the viruses are evidently still present in the wild bird populations of Europe and Asia. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-08
  • Canada commits funds to help manage avian flu
    The Government of Canada has committed nearly CA$2 million (US$1.55 million) to help four poultry industry entities manage avian influenza and other risks. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-04
  • Top 10 poultry news stories of March 2018
    Find out what ten poultry-related news stories were read the most during the past month: ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-02
  • Low pathogenic avian flu cases trouble Europe
    Only Cambodia and South Africa reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry last week, but in Europe, the viruses continue to be detected in wild birds, and the low-pathogenic form of the disease has been confirmed in France and Italy. ... read more
    Published on 2018-04-02
  • 2018 Ranelius Award recipient: Dr. Carol Cardona
    The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) is proud to announce that Dr. Carol Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health, University of Minnesota, is the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Ranelius Award. The announcement was made at the MTGA Annual Meeting on March 14 in Minneapolis, Minn. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-29
  • More avian flu confirmed in Asian poultry
    In the last week, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred in commercial poultry in Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan, and surveillance of wild birds has revealed one form of the virus continues to circulate in the wild bird population in Europe. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-27
  • Mixed prospects for Middle East’s poultry sector
    Newcastle disease and avian influenza weigh heavy on the Middle East and Africa poultry industry, but social media is offering a cheap route to engage consumers. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-26
  • Vaccine for a strain of avian influenza to be tested in clinical trial at UAB
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic has been chosen as one of four national trial sites to test a candidate vaccine for H7N9, a strain of avian influenza. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-22
  • South Korea adopts regionalization policy on U.S. poultry exports
    The U. S. poultry and egg industry heralds the announcement that South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has adopted a regionalization policy, which will prevent a countrywide ban on U.S. exports to Korea in the event of a future finding of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-19
  • Avian flu: Four continents, six viruses
    A total of six different variants of the virus causing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in commercial poultry in the last week in five Asian countries, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, the U.S., and Mexico. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-18
  • Every poultry operation needs a biosecurity coordinator
    With two recent cases of avian influenza reported in the United States and two cases in Mexico, it is particularly important that all poultry operations have a good biosecurity plan in place, as well as a specific person designated as the biosecurity coordinator. ... read more
    Published on 2018-03-14