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Poultry Health & Disease

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.

ARTICLES

Avian flu detected in Georgia breeder flock

Case is confirmed as an H7 variant and is presumed to be low pathogenic
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.
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Changes in avian flu virus in China causes concern

Global Health agencies issue international alert for rapid detection of and response to avian influenza
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.
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France still bearing brunt of avian flu cases in Europe

French animal health officials detect both highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza strains
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.
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Sen. Stabenow’s 6 avian flu questions for USDA

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
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.
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Sen. Franken pushes for more funds to fight avian flu

Senator from Minnesota tells Trump U.S. should not be ‘caught flat-footed’ in responding to current outbreak
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.
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Infographic: How to prevent avian influenza

Follow the FLU method to prevent the spread of disease on your farm
With the recent outbreak of avian influenza in the southeastern region of the United States, poultry producers are again urged to be vigilant to prevent the spread of disease.
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EVENTS

Industry Event

XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association

9/3/17 to 9/8/17
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
XX Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association
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