The latest articles, analysis and information on managing poultry flock health and preventing costly diseases, such as Newcastle, Salmonella and avian flu for chickens, turkeys, laying hens and broilers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.
Case is confirmed as an H7 variant and is presumed to be low pathogenic
March 27, 2017
A flock of chickens at a commercial breeding operation in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7 avian influenza, marking the state’s first case in 2017, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) stated.
Measures to control the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in China have not been as successful as had been hoped, leading the global health agencies to issue a warning to other countries in Asia to be on the alert to protect their poultry and human populations.
European countries reporting new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of the H5N8 subtype in poultry are France, Germany, Italy and Russia, according to reports sent by the national animal health agencies to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) over the last week.
With key USDA positions vacant and an avian flu outbreak occurring, senator seeks assurance that USDA is doing all it can to prevent further losses
March 21, 2017
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, wrote Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Young to request information about the department’s response to recent detections of avian influenza around the country.
Senator from Minnesota tells Trump U.S. should not be ‘caught flat-footed’ in responding to current outbreak
March 20, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, pressed President Donald Trump to put in place measures to prevent the recent avian influenza outbreak—which has hit producers in Wisconsin, Tennessee and potentially Alabama—from spreading to Minnesota and other states.