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China begins to lift African swine fever restrictions

Although new cases continue to be detected, some movement restrictions have been lifted.
For the first time since African swine fever (ASF) first broke out in the country last year, China’s veterinary authorities have begun to lift movement restrictions although new cases continue to be detected there, as well as in Ukraine, and in the wild boar populations of Belgium and Poland.
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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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Study offers baseline to measure antimicrobial resistance

UK pig and poultry groups welcome new study
Offering greater clarity into the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria associated with meat from poultry and pigs, a new independent study has been welcomed by industry bodies in the United Kingdom as a clear baseline from which to identify future developments. Following a recent vote, other European Union states will be under pressure to carry out and publish similar studies.
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