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Avian Influenza

The latest avian influenza news on U.S. and global outbreaks, analysis and research on identifying symptoms, biosecurity measures and best practices and international trade implications for poultry producers from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines.

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National Poultry Improvement Plan changes proposed

APHIS will be accepting public comments on the proposed amendments until May 9
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has proposed amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and will accept public comments on those amendments until May 9.
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Boehringer Ingelheim to invest in avian vaccines

Company vows to invest EUR65 million
Six months after inaugurating its new French animal health headquarters in the heart of the Lyon-Gerland Biodistrict, Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed its allegiance to the region by announcing that it is about to invest a further EUR65 million in the metropolitan area.
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Taiwan records new avian flu cases in poultry

Global cases of avian influenza appear to be on the decline
Based on official reports, only Taiwan has confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in its poultry sector in the last week, while Hong Kong and Sweden have detected the viruses in other birds.
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Iowa poultry biosecurity audits ahead of schedule

Audits being conducted in Iowa poultry to safeguard against threat of avian influenza and other diseases
In light of recent cases of avian influenza in the United States and to safeguard against the threat of the virus and other poultry diseases, the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA), in cooperation with the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) has nearly completed the process of auditing layer and pullet flocks in the state.
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Europe, Asia report new avian flu cases in poultry

Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in commercial flocks in Bulgaria, China and Iraq
In the last week, the only veterinary authorities to have officially reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective commercial poultry are those of Bulgaria, China, and Iraq, although the viruses are evidently still present in the wild bird populations of Europe and Asia.
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Canada commits funds to help manage avian flu

Government pledges CA$2 million to help Canadian poultry producers manage risks
The Government of Canada has committed nearly CA$2 million (US$1.55 million) to help four poultry industry entities manage avian influenza and other risks.
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Top 10 poultry news stories of March 2018

Learn what poultry-related stories on WATTAgNet.com attracted the most readers during the month of March
Find out what ten poultry-related news stories were read the most during the past month:
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Low pathogenic avian flu cases trouble Europe

Two countries report cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza
Only Cambodia and South Africa reported new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry last week, but in Europe, the viruses continue to be detected in wild birds, and the low-pathogenic form of the disease has been confirmed in France and Italy.
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2018 Ranelius Award recipient: Dr. Carol Cardona

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) is proud to announce that Dr. Carol Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health, University of Minnesota, is the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Ranelius Award. The announcement was made at the MTGA Annual Meeting on March 14 in Minneapolis, Minn.
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More avian flu confirmed in Asian poultry

More than 30,000 birds were involved in the latest six avian influenza cases
In the last week, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have occurred in commercial poultry in Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan, and surveillance of wild birds has revealed one form of the virus continues to circulate in the wild bird population in Europe.
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