Over the past 2 weeks, Mexico, Taiwan and Vietnam have recorded new cases of the highly pathogenic form of the disease in poultry. A milder variant has been detected in two more turkey flocks in Chile.
Cause of the recent loss of a village poultry flock in Russia’s Far East has been identified as Newcastle disease. This was the first confirmed outbreak of the disease in the country for several months.
Animal health and welfare would be negatively impacted if the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) without agreement over the terms and conditions of departure, warns the body representing British veterinarians.
An H5N5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in poultry in Taiwan for the first time, while more than 91,000 birds have been lost through mortality or culling after the presence of the H5N2 virus subtype was confirmed.