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Biosecurity

The latest information, protocols and research on farm biosecurity to keep contagious diseases and pests from entering livestock farms and spreading to neighboring producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International, Egg Industry and Pig International magazines. Topics include risk assessment, risk management and risk communication strategies.

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US egg producers discuss Dutch Fipronil contamination

The pesticide is causing an uproar in countries other than the Netherlands
At a recent regional United Egg Producers (UEP) briefing in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. egg farmers discussed the current challenges being faced by the egg industry in the Netherlands related to the use of the pesticide Fipronil.
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Avian flu threatens South Africa’s poultry industry

Country's veterinary officials considering vaccination
While the animal health authorities in the Philippines believe that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry has been brought under control, there have been high-level discussions with the poultry industry in South Africa on how to tackle the worsening disease situation there.
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Avian flu: global lull before the next storm?

No new avian flu cases reported within the past week
In a rare week in which no country has officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, the authorities in the Philippines and in Italy have been taking action to prevent further outbreaks.
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European pig sector concerned over African swine fever

African swine fever has spread in recent weeks to the Czech Republic and now Romania.
Highly contagious and potentially devastating to the swine industry, African swine fever has spread in recent weeks to the Czech Republic and now Romania, prompting warnings to European pig producers to raise biosecurity and to be alert to early signs of the disease.
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Avian influenza returns to Italy

Flock of fattening turkeys and backyard ducks are affected
After a brief absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the Italian poultry sector, while veterinary authorities in Taiwan and the Democratic Republic of Congo have reported new outbreaks.
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