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Poultry Health & Disease

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing poultry flock health and preventing costly diseases, such as Newcastle, Salmonella and avian flu for chickens, turkeys, laying hens and broilers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.

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Survey reveals Scottish backyard poultry disease threat

A recent study indicates that many backyard poultry keepers and small egg producers lack knowledge of good biosecurity practices to keep avian influenza and other diseases at bay
New research has revealed a gap in knowledge about disease control practices in many of Scotland’s small-scale poultry keepers and egg producers.
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Asian countries continue to battle avian flu in poultry

Africa, Middle East also face new cases of avian influenza
While Taiwan’s poultry sector continues its long running battle against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), new outbreaks have been reported in Cambodia, Ghana, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. From China comes news of the first human case in the world involving an H7N4 influenza virus of avian origin.
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No antibiotics ever not good for poultry welfare standards

Global Animal Partnership standards require no antibiotics ever, which creates a potential conflict between the program and bird welfare.
The Global Animal Partnership standard that requires no antibiotics ever rearing for poultry creates a potential conflict between bird welfare and treated birds and removing their meat or eggs from the program.
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USDA’s Saul T. Wilson dies after brief illness

Worked to eradicate disease, keep food supply safe
Dr. Saul T. Wilson, former veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) died February 1 after a brief illness.
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Avian flu virus revealed in imported chicken in Hong Kong

Taiwan, South Korea and South Africa also report new cases of avian influenza
Veterinary authorities in Hong Kong have reported the return of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the region in imported chicken meat, while new outbreaks of the disease have been confirmed at poultry farms in Taiwan and South Korea, and in commercial ostriches in South Africa.
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