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Merck Animal Health introduces new training modules in AQUA CARE365 programme

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Merck Animal Health announced early this month the availability of two new training modules in its AQUA CARE365™ fish welfare series addressing important operational and welfare aspects of harvest and PIT tagging.

Japan reports first case of highly pathogenic bird flu this season

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Japan has confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic H5-type bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, The Straits Times reported.

Bird flu detected in northern Germany poultry farm

Monday, November 27, 2023

Germany has reported a case of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a poultry farm in the northern region, contributing to the surge of cases across Europe, CNBC reported.

Vietnam's prime minister calls for ASF measures as outbreaks at over 530

Monday, November 27, 2023

Vietnam's Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, has recently issued an official statement requesting a focus on the implementation of measures to prevent and control African swine fever.

France's plan to maintain level of antibiotic use in animals as usage dropped 52% in 2011-22

Monday, November 27, 2023

France's new Écoantibio 3 plan for the 2023-2028 period will build on positive results achieved over the last 10 years to keep antibiotic resistance in check and aims to maintain the current level of exposure of livestock to antibiotics.

Spain tops in Europe in cutting antibiotic consumption in animals

Monday, November 27, 2023

Spain is currently recording a 69.5% reduction in antibiotic consumption in animals.

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in Croatia

Friday, November 24, 2023

Croatia has officially confirmed an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry farm, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), Reuters reported.

ASF detected in southern Vietnam

Thursday, November 23, 2023

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, with outbreaks identified in 53 swine farms since the beginning of the year, Saigon News reported.

Republic of Ireland prepares for potential bird flu outbreak, issues tender for culling services

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Republic of Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) is taking proactive measures against potential avian influenza outbreaks, seeking tenders for a EUR 1 million (US$1.09 million) depopulation services contract, Irish Examiner reported.

Bird flu virus shifts from China to Europe and Africa, warns study

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The bird flu virus is becoming more adapted to wild birds and is spreading from China to Europe and northern Africa, raising concerns of an "environmental disaster," according to a study led by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), South China Morning Post reported.