Although the majority of recent outbreaks of Newcastle disease in Europe, the U.S. and Colombia have occurred in backyard flocks, the level of alert has been raised for those in the commercial poultry sector in those and neighboring countries.
Expansion plans of Russia’s leading turkey meat producers, Eurodon Group and Damate, may be frustrated as a result of their facilities being hit by the current spate of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in backyard poultry in two regions of Russia, while Zimbabwe’s commercial sector is reported to be almost back to full production after cases at a leading chicken breeding company one year ago.
Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Russian poultry have been reported in two new areas as the infection appears to be spreading out of control across the country’s west. New cases have also been confirmed in Ghana.