News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Poultry Around the World

Mark Clements' view of the world poultry industry with a British twist.

Does avian influenza pose a hidden new threat?

Strain circulating in US has potential to infect pigs undetected
An avian influenza strain that has been circulating in the U.S. has the potential to infect pigs, and the standard hemagglutination test used to detect flu in livestock and a vital tool in influenza surveillance, is ineffective for the H3N8 virus in the porcine host.
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Welcome to the hen hotel!

Special menus, vitamins and cuddles -- if needed
A new type of hen hotel has sprung up in the U.K.: Not those designed to cater to the bride-to-be and her entourage, but lodgings for our feathered friends.
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