Avian Influenza

Avian influenza confirmed in the US

Avian influenza confirmed in the US

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a case of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza.

Flat rate payment changes will benefit taxpayers, claim US government

US flat rates on AI elimination proposed

By Aaron McDonald

US authorities have introduced new avian influenza (AI) rules, proposing flat rate payments to eliminate notifiable outbreaks of the virus at floor-raised meat poultry facilities.

The spread of bird flu represents a financial risk to poultry processors

Bird flu reaches fourth US state

By Oscar Rousseau

The US state of Georgia reported its first-ever outbreak of bird flu this week, bringing the total number of US states affected by the disease this month to four.

Ontario, Canada, has been hit with bird flu before when the H5N2 strain struck in April 2015

Avian influenza control zone set up in Ontario

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established an Avian Influenza Control Zone in Ontario to control the movement of animals, products and equipment to minimise spread of the disease.

Up to 250,000 birds, including 60,000 turkeys, will be killed to stop the spread of bird flu

Bird flu returns to the US

By Oscar Rousseau

The US government has reacted quickly to protect the poultry sector from a potentially devastating bird flu outbreak to avoid a repeat of 2015’s crisis. 

The US has dealt with its worst outbreak of bird flu this year

Bird flu prompts farmers to consider rendering options

By Rod Addy

US poultry farmers are considering rendering birds for fertiliser and other inedible products if another outbreak of avian influenza (AI) forces them to take thousands of animals out of the food chain.

Permits are no longer required for the movement of birds and bird products in Ontario

Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

By Michelle Perrett

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.

Lapses in biosecurity at farms could have played a part in the spread of bird flu

No single cause of US avian influenza outbreak

By Chloe Ryan

The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the USA cannot be attributed to a single factor, a new epidemiology report from the USDA’s animal and plant health inspection service says.

The company said it expected sales in the first half of 2016 to be

Hormel Foods predicts turkey sales fall

By Chloe Ryan

Hormel Foods said it expected sales of its turkey products to fall around 15% in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian flu outbreak in the United States.

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

By Elizabeth Crawford

Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative impact from a supplier that tested positive for...

Avian influenza has led to 3.3 million turkeys being culled in the state of Minnesota

Avian influenza puts Thanksgiving at risk

By Aidan Fortune

There are concerns that the growing number of avian influenza could hamper Thanksgiving celebrations due to low stocks of turkeys in Minnesota.

The number of cases in Iowa has now reached 25

Four more avian influenza cases found in Iowa

By Aidan Fortune

In the US, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has identified four more probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms.

The quarantine zone will restrict the movement of eggs, poultry and poultry products

Bird flu buffer zone established in US

By Georgi Gyton

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted an emergency rule to established a 20-mile restriction zone around two locations where bird flu has been discovered.

A total of four farms in Fraser Valley are now under quarantine

Bird flu detected at Canadian poultry farms

By Georgi Gyton

An H5 strain of avian influenza has been discovered on two farms in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, with two additional farms also quarantined.

FAO demands poultry tests

FAO demands poultry tests

Asian countries that declare victory over avian influenza should
base such statements on in-depth investigations, FAO and the World
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) urged in a joint statement
today. There have been fears that...

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