A programme covering the lessons learned from the avian influenza (AI) outbreak in North America this year is being offered to the poultry industry with the hopes of preventing any outbreak on a similar scale happening again.
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.
A further four outbreaks of the highly pathogenic bird flu strain H5N2 have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule, amending regulations for the import of poultry and poultry products from regions where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) exists.
A US study assessing the potential routes of transmission for campylobacter and salmonella in breeder and market turkeys has found that poultry house pests (flies, beetles and rodents) could be potential vectors of both organisms.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has laid 60 criminal charges against the country’s largest poultry processor for animal transport violations. Thousands of chickens destined for Maple Lodge Farms’ Ontario abattoir allegedly died from exposure...