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Keel bone fractures found more common in small layers

The University of Copenhagen conducted a study concerning prevalence of keel bone fractures in layers in relation to bird and egg size.

After investigating prevalence of keel bone fractures in Danish layer hens, researchers at the University of Copenhagen believe fractures are coming from an internal source.


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France, UK declare freedom from avian flu

While avian influenza cases in poultry have declined across Europe in recent months, new cases in have been confirmed in Belgium, Kosovo and Poland.

Earlier outbreak series of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) affecting poultry appear to have been resolved in France and the United Kingdom (U.K.). While the rate of new outbreaks has declined sharply in poultry across Europe in recent months, new cases in poultry have been confirmed in Belgium, Kosovo and Poland.


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South Africa’s poultry sector focuses on avian flu control

Containment of the latest wave of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) must be the top priority of the country's farmers, according to the national industry body.
Right now, avian influenza is the highest priority for South Africa’s poultry sector, according to the South African Poultry Association.
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Lesotho is ninth African state to report avian flu in poultry

Registering its first ever cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), Lesotho has become the ninth African country to report cases of the disease in poultry so far this year. From Mali and South Africa come reports of additional outbreaks in poultry, affecting more regions.
So far this year, Lesotho has become the ninth African state to report highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. For the country surrounded by South Africa, it also represents the first occurrence of HPAI.
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