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Israel reports return of avian flu to poultry sector

Avian influenza case in turkey flock is Israel's first case in two years
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Israel for the first time in more than two years, while a low-pathogenic form of the virus has been found in poultry in the Dominican Republic and the U.S.
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Cargill opens animal feed premix factory in Jordan

Facility will prepare Middle Eastern animal nutrition industry for farming of the future
Cargill’s animal nutrition business, Provimi Jordan, inaugurated a state-of-the-art animal nutrition premix plant in Jordan to provide safe, sustainable solutions to meet the changing needs of farmers and feed producers in the Middle East.
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New avian flu cases in Iraq, Nepal, Taiwan

Virus was found in about 2,000 birds at livestock auction in Basrah
Iraq’s animal health agency has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to the country’s poultry industry, and there have been new outbreaks Nepal and Taiwan.
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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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