Tag Archive: avian influenza
Jul 20, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Global measures to tackling avian influenzaEfficient biosecurity systems are essential to protecting poultry from the risk of avian influenza. However, some countries are better at enforcing biosecurity than others, reports Poultry Digital.
May 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on On-farm Salmonella control helps prevent processing plant contaminationContaminated chicken feathers and feet may be the primary vectors for transmitting Salmonella from poultry houses to processing plants, according to Martha Pulido, DVM, PhD, Mississippi State...
May 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tyson vet: Act quickly on unexplained poultry mortalityQuick action by breeder managers and veterinarians is credited with the rapid resolution of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak in Tennessee in March of 2017.
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Import restrictions enforced after avian flu outbreaks in AfricaLive chicken imports have been restricted in Zambia has part of the government’s efforts to limit the resurgence of a highly pathogenic form of avian influenza (HPAI).
Feb 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on H9N2 could devastate America’s poultry industryH9N2, a low-pathogenic avian influenza virus common in parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, would be difficult to control if introduced to the US, said David Suarez, a research leader...
Jan 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is feed a vector for avian influenza virus?Layer feed does not appear to be a likely vector for transmitting the avian influenza (AI) virus, based on research conducted by Yuko Sato, DVM, of Iowa State University.
Jan 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Site-specific biosecurity key to disease protectionEgg producers are being urged to not adopt a “one size fits all” approach to biosecurity in a bid to keep avian influenza (AI) away from their flocks this winter.
Jan 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on South African producers ‘unprepared’ for bird flu, expert saysSouth Africa’s poultry farmers are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures after being “caught out” by an outbreak of avian influenza, according one of the country’s top vets.
Dec 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Avian influenza viruses can persist in footbaths and manureGrowers shouldn’t assume the disinfectants they use in footbaths are effective against avian influenza (AI), indicates a study from the University of California–Davis.
Dec 07, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Check farm biosecurity now ahead of potential avian flu return, disease expert saysPoultry producers should assess their farm biosecurity in preparation for a return of avian influenza this winter, according to an expert in the spread and control on animal disease.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on US flocks have room to improve in avian flu protectionThe US poultry sector can still do more to protect flocks from avian influenza, despite making significant efforts to improve biosecurity since the last major outbreak of the disease.
Aug 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Compartmentalization key to global avian flu controlStandardizing biosecurity measures across the poultry sector is key to protecting birds from avian influenza and ensuring outbreaks do not decimate trade, according to a poultry health expert.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Organic poultry consumers should understand disease-control challengesGrowing demand for eggs and poultry produced from outdoor flocks requires greater consumer understanding about the challenges farmers face in protecting birds from avian influenza.
Jul 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on AI vaccination needed in China to prevent global pandemic, scientists sayVaccination against avian influenza must become a standard procedure in China to avoid the risk of the the disease mutating and becoming a global pandemic, scientists have warned.
Jun 16, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Vigilance key for limiting avian flu riskEuropean officials are urging poultry producers to review of the signs and symptoms of avian flu and biosecurity measures for containing it.
Apr 04, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Viruses, production trends set to shape future of poultry healthThe future of global poultry health could be shaped as much production trends as viruses such as avian influenza and Newcastle disease, experts say.
Mar 07, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza in the US: High-path, low-path and its link to other poultry diseasesDavid Swayne, DVM, PhD, a research veterinarian at USDA with more than 30 years' experience with avian influenza, talks to Poultry Health Today about the dreaded virus — how it travels, the...
Feb 15, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Biosecurity ‘most important tool’ to limit avian flu riskImproving poultry farm hygiene and biosecurity is critical to limiting the threat of avian influenza to the poultry sector, a leading influenza researcher has warned.
Jan 25, 2017PHT EditorComments Off on Research: Highly pathogenic AI does not persist in wild birdsWhile the H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated some Midwestern poultry farms in 2014 to 2015 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, evidence now suggests that highly pathogenic flu...
Nov 02, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on The Poultry SmithIn this exclusive interview with Poultry Health Today, Fieldale Farms veterinarian John Smith reflects on his career, the state of the US poultry industry and, most importantly, what it needs to do...
Sep 13, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Rigorous surveillance imperative to prevent spread of avian influenzaThe enormous economic threat that avian influenza (AI) poses to the global poultry industry, coupled with its potential for evolution into zoonotic forms that threaten people, underscore the need for...
Jun 09, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on USDA awards Zoetis latest contract to build stockpile of avian flu vaccinesUSDA awarded its latest contract for avian influenza vaccines to Zoetis, a leading developer and marketer of vaccines and other health products for the poultry, livestock and companion animal...
Mar 30, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on USDA issues conditional license to Zoetis for avian flu vaccineUSDA has granted Zoetis a conditional license for its killed-virus avian influenza vaccine (H5N1 subtype).
Jan 18, 2016PHT EditorComments Off on Avian flu back in spotlight with new cases in IndianaUSDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of H7N8 avian influenza in nine flocks in southwestern Indiana — the first in the US since June 2015.
Dec 15, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on HPAI spread by poor biosecurityThe USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently released an updated epidemiology report outlining its findings on the spread of the highly pathogenic AI through June 5.
Nov 05, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Breaches in biosecurity: Sanderson Farms vet shares three valuable lessonsBy Philip A. Stayer, DVM Corporate Veterinarian, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Aug 02, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Flu panel examines US control efforts, impacts on tradeWith well over 200 outbreaks affecting more than 47 million poultry over the last six months, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is hitting the US poultry industry hard.
Jul 21, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Avian flu cases in US expected to decline with warmer temperaturesUSDA is predicting that avian influenza cases will drop off during the spring and summer months. Increased temperatures, decreased humidity and longer periods of ultraviolet light all play a role in...
Jul 13, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza expected across entire US for fallThe US is preparing for the “worst-case scenario” of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza present in all US flyways during the fall of 2015, explained John Clifford, DVM, chief veterinary...
Feb 09, 2015PHT EditorComments Off on Avian influenza report from California underscores importance of biosecurityReports of AI on a California poultry farm in January 2015 underscore the importance of being vigilant with biosecurity, says Carl Heeder, DVM.