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Poultry Health & Disease / Latin America
on November 23, 2021

How Colombia became Newcastle disease free

The Colombian poultry industry is celebrating its Newcastle disease status and eying the possibilities for exports.

Colombia was recognized as  Newcastle disease free by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in July 2021, after the country declared itself disease-free in April of that year.

Eradication took seven years to achieve. The last disease outbreak occurred in September 2019 and 22 months of subsequent monitoring showed…

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