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Could avian flu hit European poultry exports?

The virus has been detected for the first time in three European countries
As highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is confirmed in two more European states, there are fears that the further spread of the disease could impact exports of poultry products. The virus has been detected for the first time in three more European countries, and there are further cases in Taiwan and South Africa.
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California has second vND case in 2020

Both cases are confirmed in San Bernardino County
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported two confirmed cases of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in California so far in 2020.
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Zoetis expands poultry portfolio with Newcastle, Marek’s vaccine

Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND provides foundation for comprehensive respiratory protection
Zoetis has further expanded its poultry vaccine portfolio with the introduction of Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND, a vectored recombinant vaccine that protects broiler chickens against Newcastle and Marek’s disease viruses.
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Avian flu returns to poultry in India, Poland

Taiwan is also dealing with more cases of the virus
Following the end-of-year holidays, official reports have been lodged recording outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry in India, Poland, and Taiwan. The disease has also caused mortality among wild birds in China.
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Optimizing immunity: Experts share disease-management strategies

The growing trend toward ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
The growing trend toward ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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Six new US virulent Newcastle disease cases confirmed

Four new cases are confirmed in San Bernardino County, California, while others are in Riverside and Los Angeles counties
Six new cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) were reported in California during the week beginning December 20 and ending December 26, marking the second consecutive week with six new cases.
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