From WATTAgNet: 


Avian influenza was the dominating topic of interest among readers of during the month of March. See what stories and blogs were read the most:

1. Track 2017 avian flu outbreaks in North American poultry

WATTAgNet provides comprehensive coverage of bird flu cases with an interactive map.  

2. Avian flu confirmed in Tennessee Tyson breeder flock

Highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza has been detected in a Tyson breeder flock in Tennessee, according to US officials. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Tyson Foods Inc . confirmed avian influenza in a breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

3. Avian flu detected in Georgia breeder flock

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.

4. Third case of avian influenza in southern Tennessee, USA

A third case of avian influenza has truck southern Tennessee, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on March 16.

5. Tennessee has second avian flu case in commercial flock

A flock of chickens at a commercial broiler breeder operation in Giles County, Tennessee, has tested positive for low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza.

6. Alabama investigates 3 potential avian influenza cases

On March 14, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in the U.S. state, after three potential cases of avian influenza were identified.


7. BLOG: Beware of vegans prone to road rage behavior

Roy Graber: The level of passion some people have about their views opposing consumption of meat and poultry can be downright shocking.

8. Low pathogenic avian flu detected in Kentucky hens

Low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a commercial poultry flock in western Kentucky, federal and state authorities said. 

9. BLOG: Fast-food chain rejects 'antibiotic-free' chicken label

Roy Graber: I’ve grown accustomed to paying close attention to the exact phrasing in press releases whenever a restaurant company announces a change regarding things such as antibiotic use, cages in egg production and slower-growing broiler chickens. 

10. JBS, BRF investigated for allegedly spoiled, tainted meat

Brazilian Federal Police are investigating allegations that meat companies, including BRF and JBS, bribed Brazilian inspectors to allow spoiled or adulterated meat to be exported.