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.
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) confirmed June 19 that a second wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, County Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza.
Based on official reports, the only state to report new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) officially is Taiwan, while the low-pathogenic disease has been confirmed at commercial poultry enterprises in Russia’s Far East region, and in Sweden.
After an absence of more than one year, the H5N1 variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected on a farm in Nepal, and new outbreaks of the disease have occurred in poultry in Taiwan and South Africa.
The only country to report an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in its poultry sector in the last week was China. The viruses have been detected in wild birds in Europe, and Denmark has reported its first cases of low-pathogenic avian flu on a farm for almost two years.
Over the past fifteen years Merial Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim's avian and swine departments have produced a number of innovative vaccines for improved animal health. Following Boehringer Ingleheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health, this focus on disease prevention continues, and is reflected in the ongoing investment in research into new vaccines for the poultry sector.
Veterinary authorities in Mexico and Taiwan have confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective commercial poultry sectors, while a low-pathogenic virus has been detected in another French duck flock.