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South Africa has reported more highly pathogenic H5N8 detections in ostriches, other captive birds, and a wild bird, and Cambodia reported another H5N1 outbreak in poultry, according to the latest avian flu reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). In South Africa, H5N8 turned up at ...
Hog-dense Denmark was reported to be considering building a fence along its border with Germany to prevent potentially infected feral hogs from entering the country. (According to the World Organization for Animal Health, ASFV has not yet been detected in Germany, but it has been detected in wild pigs ...

“This is a One Health issue, and both WHO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have joined forces and are calling on countries worldwide to take action against the rising threats from antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” said Cyril Gerard Gay, DVM, PhD, senior national program leader in Animal ...
Exports to Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, are in an ambiguous situation as its Food and Drug Authority recently ordered a temporary suspension of fish and shrimp imports from Vietnam, following a quarterly report published by the World Organization for Animal Health which shows that white spot ...
On Tuesday, the World Organization for Animal Health reported finding traces of H7N1 virus in a commercial feeder at a farm in Sulphur Springs, about 75 miles northeast of Dallas. The virus reportedly affected 24,000 birds on the farm. But is not dangerous to humans. On Thursday, Asian AgriBiz reported ...
The birds in the quarantine will not be destroyed however. According to the World Organization for Animal Health, the birds will be "depopulated through controlled marketing" — a strategy that, according to the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, allows the infected ...

... Italy reported a highly pathogenic H5N8 outbreak at a commercial layer farm and Japan reported a H5N6 detection in a wild bird, according to notifications today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Italy's outbreak began on Mar 2 at a facility on Lombardy region in the country's northwest.
Veterinary officials in the United States today reported a presumptive low-pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza outbreak at a commercial turkey farm in Missouri, according to a notification today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
To celebrate the World Veterinary Day (WVD) that will take place globally on 28 th April 2018, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) are organizing the World Veterinary Day Award to reward the most successful contribution by the veterinary profession ...
Elsewhere, the DRC reported five H5N8 outbreaks that occurred in village ducklings at different locations in Ituri province in the northeast of the country in November and December of 2017, according to a new report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Taken together, the virus killed 4,307 ...
ISO's animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked for several years with the World Organization for Animal Health to help farmers and animal ...
In Iraq, which has reported ongoing H5N8 activity since early January, authorities reported new outbreaks in Diyala and Baghdad province that began on Feb 13 and Feb 14, respectively, according to a report yesterday from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The investigation said the source ...
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says LSD is endemic in most African countries and reports it has spread rapidly through the Middle East, south-east Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus, Russia, and Kazakhstan. It is caused by lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), a virus from the family Poxviridae, ...
In H5N8 developments elsewhere, Iraq yesterday reported two more outbreaks on poultry farms, one that began on Feb 11 in Diyala province and another that began on Feb 12 in Baghdad province, according to a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Over the two locations, the ...
AMS will continue to work with interested industry partners to develop checklists for other species with established World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) animal welfare chapters. AMS has also determined that the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program meets the ...
... Systems Checklist, which is now available on the agency's website, allowing organizations with beef animal welfare programs to be assessed. AMS will continue to work with interested industry partners to develop checklists for other species with established World Organization for Animal Health animal welfare chapters.
... to prevent, detect, and respond to known and emerging threats. One Health is an international best practice endorsed by the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Global Health Security Agenda partnership.

ISO's animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked for several years with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to help farmers and ...
Roughly 24,000 birds at the farm were exposed, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reported. Meanwhile, Maryland remains under heightened alert for highly pathogenic avian influenza, the MDA said, and poultry owners should implement strict biosecurity measures to protect their flocks.
Two of South Korea's outbreaks were reported from Gyeonggi province, the area that surrounds Seoul, while the third struck birds in the province's neighbor to the south, South Chungcheong, according to separate notifications yesterday form the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The events ...
ISO's animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked for several years with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to help farmers and ...
Furthermore, 8 out of 21 samples collected from animals tested positive for RVF at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratory in South Africa. From 7 December 2017 to 9 March 2018, a total of 40 suspected human Rift Valley fever cases have been reported in the Eastern Lakes ...
The outbreak in Texas was detected during preslaughter testing in a broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, located in the northeastern corner of the state, according to a Mar 9 notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Hopkins County is about 350 miles south of Missouri's Jasper ...
In addition, 8 of 12 samples collected in animals were positive for the virus in tests at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reference lab in South Africa. A Mar 8 OIE report on the animal lab findings said a few cases of miscarriage in cattle herds occurred after heavy flooding in November 2017, ...
March 13th, 2018 – Veterinary officials in the United States have reported a presumptive low-pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza outbreak in Texas. The northeast Texas outbreak was detected in Hopkins County, according to a March 9, 2018, notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Piglets huddle together in a nursery on Pillen Family Farms. Jeff Heinrich, director of Pillen Family Farms, thinks the USDA's decision is a good one. “Free trade benefits producers, consumers and the overall economy,” he said. “As ag producers continue to improve, fair trade relationships will only become ...
Merck Animal Health's flu vaccines now include this highly relevant clade 1 strain, as well as clade 2 protection – as recommended by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza and American Association of Equine Practitioners. Clade 1 strains of equine ...
Piglets huddle together in a nursery on Pillen Family Farms. Jeff Heinrich, director of Pillen Family Farms, thinks the USDA's decision is a good one. “Free trade benefits producers, consumers and the overall economy,” he said. “As ag producers continue to improve, fair trade relationships will only become ...
Merck Animal Health's flu vaccines now include this highly relevant clade 1 strain, as well as clade 2 protection – as recommended by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza and American Association of Equine Practitioners. Clade 1 strains of equine ...
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says LSD is endemic in most African countries and reports it has spread rapidly through the Middle East, south-east Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus, Russia, and Kazakhstan. It is caused by lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), a virus from the family Poxviridae, ...
Because of its economic impact, the World Organization for Animal Health requires notification when the virus is identified (5). Safety concerns have been raised over the release of CyHV-3, including potential infection of threatened native fish and environmental damage due to decomposing carp (4, 6).
... collapsed in the summer of 2017. The state organization said the Conservancy “provides no data or scientific research” to support it's claims of transmission or danger. “At present (the virus) is not recognized as a pathogen of concern by the World Organization for Animal Health,” department officials said.
The history of ASF outbreaks in Europe highlights the factors affecting spread as well as the challenges for eradication. In regions with mainly housed commercial pig production, spread was successfully prevented in the past through strict animal movement control and implementation of culling policies, ...
ISO's animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for several years to help farmers and ...
ISO's animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked for several years with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to help farmers and ...
In Ghana, the H9N2 outbreak struck a commercial layer farm in Brong-Ahafo region in the south of the country on the border with Ivory Coast, according to a notification yesterday from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Tests on samples at the Accra Veterinary Laboratory were on Jan 10 were ...
... which is now available on the agency's website, allowing organizations with beef animal welfare programs to be assessed. AMS will continue to work with interested industry partners to develop checklists for other species with established World Organization for Animal Health animal welfare chapters.
... to prevent, detect, and respond to known and emerging threats. One Health is an international best practice endorsed by the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Global Health Security Agenda partnership.
Based on the final report submitted by Jean-Francois Heymans, Director of Animal Health and Safety Products of Animal Origin under the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain in Bruxelles, Belgium to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) ...
The ban, effective 23 January, was based on the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)'s "Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report (Asia-Pacific Region) April - June 2017," which shows that white spot disease and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease are present in Vietnam, SFDA said in its ...
In Iraq, H5N8 struck again on a commercial farm near the Baghdad metropolitan area, according to a report today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak began on Feb 8, killing 13,240 of 29,000 susceptible birds. The survivors were culled to control the spread of the virus.
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) researchers developed the Five Domains concept. They updated the model and presented it in its latest form at the 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare, held in 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It now ties into the “OneWelfare” concept, which suggests ...
I ran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among wild ducks in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's Agriculture Ministry. The virus affected 1,300 ducks in the Boujagh Natural Park, all of ...
The ministry said in a statement earlier on Monday that Brazil's norms for exporting live animals complied with rules set by the World Organization for Animal Health. Total meat exports from Brazil are worth some $14 billion annually, according to government data. Live cattle exports had grown to be worth ...
Meanwhile other countries in Europe continue to report about African Swine Fever outbreaks. Romania reported an outbreak to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of African Swine Fever on a backyard farm with 34 pigs in Micula, Satu Mare county. This outbreak occurred mid-December 2017.
The farm ministry claims the animal welfare standards for the 2020 Olympics were created in accordance with the codes of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), adopted by 181 countries. But critics say the standards are low by European standards, as well as those used at the London and Rio ...
South Korea's agriculture ministry reported the three new H5N6 outbreaks in reports today and Jan 3 to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). One began on Jan 1 at a broiler duck farm in South Jeolla province, which led to the culling of 8,300 susceptible ducks. Of the two other outbreaks detailed ...
DUBAI, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday issued a ban on the import of live birds from the Netherlands where an outbreak of H5N8 avian flu was confirmed, UAE state news agency WAM reported. Based on a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health of the ...
It's not a secret: Working equids can suffer from overwork, poor nutrition, parasites, inadequate hoof care, extreme temperatures, ill-fitting tack, excessively heavy loads, disease, neglect, physical abuse, and more. It's the reason the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) chose to give special priority ...
Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the central region of Kostromskaya Oblast that led to the deaths of more than 660,000 birds, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said Friday. The virus killed more than 44,000 birds in an outbreak first ...


 

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