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Poultry imports suspended over avian flu fears

Several countries ban poultry products from some regions of Chile and Vietnam
Several countries have banned imports of selected poultry products from regions of Chile and Vietnam where cases of avian influenza have been reported in recent weeks, while India has declared the country’s wild bird population free of the disease.
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Project to tackle antimicrobial resistance in poultry

Researchers in U.K. and China are working on project to develop treatment to control spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in poultry
A new treatment to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in poultry is to be developed by researchers in the UK and China.
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California H5N2 avian flu case resolved, OIE reports

Case in Monterey County breeder ducks and geese was first reported in April
A case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) that was reported in a flock of breeder ducks and geese in Monterey County, California, has been resolved, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported.
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To control coccidia, control litter moisture

The parasitic microorganism cannot reproduce in certain conditions, so keeping broiler litter dry will cut down on its population and the diseases it causes, such as necrotic enteritis.
Controlling litter moisture is the key to controlling coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis in broiler houses.
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IBDv suspected at New Zealand egg farm

One other nearby property has a suspect case of virus that has been absent from New Zealand since the 1990s
Biosecurity New Zealand is responding to a possible detection of a poultry virus, Infectious Bursal Disease virus (IBDV) type 1 in a layer egg farm in Otago and one other nearby property.
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Will the ‘anti-vaxxers' demand vaccine-free poultry?

Claims such as antibiotic free and hormone free are increasingly used by poultry marketers, confusing consumers with multitude of label messages, is vaccine free next?
What happens when our anti-vaxxer consumer becomes concerned with the idea that a vaccine may give chicken, hog, or cattle some sort of permanent health issues, like the ones they claim can result from human vaccination?
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