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Boehringer Ingelheim to fund European PRRS research

Three research projects to be funded through Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health European PRRS Research Award
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is sponsoring the European PRRSResearch Award to support applied research for the improved control porcine reproductiveand respiratory syndrome. 
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MARKET

Global market review: World pork output continues upward trend

Although the total amount of pork produced globally has risen again to set a new record, the immediate outlook for further expansion is clouded as the biggest player in the world pig sector cuts back on animal inventories and output in the face of...
The general upward trend in world pork output is confirmed by the latest global market review compiled exclusively for Pig International.
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Analysis: Lessons learned from EU avian flu outbreaks

Why weren’t the highly pathogenic avian flu outbreaks in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands of the past couple of years more widespread?
Freezing movement of poultry and eggs and rapid culling of infected flocks in the EU helped limit the spread of avian flu. Can the U.S. learn from this? 
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Volac, Wilmar create joint venture for animal feed fats

Companies look to become a global leader in animal feed fats supporting dairy farming industry
Volac International Ltd. and Wilmar International Ltd. have created a joint venture group to develop their added-value animal feed fat business around the world.
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Avian flu questions and answers from Twitter chat

First session of WATT Global Media Animal Agriculture Twitter Chat Series addresses US avian influenza crisis
Questions concerning the spreadof avian influenza, the potential for a vaccine’s approval in the United Statesand the impact the virus has had on the current turkey supply were addressedduring WATTAgNet’s avian influenza Twitter chat, held on July 1.
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Yearbook highlights trends in English pork industry

Pig farmers in England have registered improvements in productivity over the last year but performance levels lag behind its European Union competitors by most measures
Yearbook highlights trends in English pork industry Pig farmers in England have registered improvements in productivity over the last year but performance levels lag behind its European Union competitors by most measures By Jackie Linden Jackie Linden is a contributing writer for WATTAgNet.
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Smithfield expanding Romania farms, facilities

International Finance Corporation awards loan to Smithfield, enabling company to grow pig operations in Romania
Smithfield Foods has completed a $60 million loan fromthe International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Smithfield Romania torestructure its debts and support the company's growth plans to expand itsfarms and processing facilities in Romania. 
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Analysis: Time to rethink avian flu control strategy

Researcher asks gathering of poultry health professionals from around the world if they think what is collectively being done to control avian influenza is working?
Researcher says that avian flu eradication strategies need to take advantage of new recombinant vaccines and not rely solely on killing.
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AVIAN INFLUENZA: GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Analysis: Global avian flu outbreaks, vaccine challenges

As the U.S. poultry industry fights outbreaks of the H5N2 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza, it needs to keep track of the global threats.
As the U.S. poultry industry fights outbreaks of the H5N2strain of bird flu with no approved vaccine, it also needs to keep track of globaloutbreaks.  
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