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UK veterinary officers warn of winter avian flu threat

Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers across the UK are urged to undertake biosecurity measures.
The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease over the winter.
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California: Avian flu eliminated from turkey flocks

Surveillance zones have been lifted in Stanislaus and Merced counties, but routine monitoring continues
Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been eliminated in the five turkey flocks in California that tested positive in September and October, the California Department of Food and Agriculture reported.
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How to properly implement poultry farm biosecurity plans

Biosecurity programs need to reflect the circumstances of the individual farm, while their implementation should be central in the values of each and every worker.
To ensure good biosecurity on poultry farms, plans must reflect a farm's individual circumstances, and its implementation must be at the heart of employee values.
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USDA APHIS launches new poultry biosecurity campaign

Agency is asking all poultry owners, workers and hobbyists to protect the health of live poultry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is launching a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry.
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Taiwan steps up efforts to control avian flu

Country’s agriculture council opens avian flu research center and will increase monitoring at farms
Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) says it plans to eradicate avian flu viruses by stepping up monitoring and prevention measures at poultry farms with the opening of its new Research Center for Avian Influenza Control and Prevention.
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