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Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Despite worldwide decrease in mycotoxin risk, experts say changing weather patterns could create new threats
Although the prevalence of mycotoxins in animal feed decreased in most regions of the world last year, industry experts remain concerned that changing global weather patterns could cause some mycotoxins to spread.
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Egypt reports new avian flu virus in poultry

Meanwhile, low pathogenic avian influenza hits layer flock in Denmark
A strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus that is new to the country has been detected in a duck flock in Egypt, while Namibia and India have reported new cases in wild birds, and Italy counts the cost of the 2016-2017 poultry epidemic.
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Top 10 largest Middle Eastern animal feed manufacturers

Find out what companies were the largest compound feed producers in the Middle East in 2017.
The 10 largest animal feed manufacturers in the Middle East produced more than 15 million metric tons (mmt) of compound feed in 2017, according to’s Top Feed Companies database.
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Avian flu confirmed in poultry in Iran, Taiwan

Virus has also been found in wild birds in Denmark
Official reports of new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been received from Iran and Taiwan in the last week, while the virus has again been detected in wild birds in Denmark.
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Avian flu returns to India, Iran

Eight cases of avian influenza confirmed in eastern India
In the last two weeks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has returned to multiple locations in India and to Iran, as well as to Vietnam. There have also been new outbreaks in poultry in Taiwan and Bulgaria.
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