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Animal Science:

Pig-to-person spread of flu a concern — Ohio State University The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of […]

Report: Strong biosecurity helped limit avian flu in the U.S.

According to a new epidemiology report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), thorough biosecurity practices have helped to limit the number of avian flu outbreaks in the U.S. this year.

According to the report, the main reasons the disease spread in early 2017 were environmental, and the spread […]

Monday links

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Poultry Farm Sets up Lasers to Guard its Organic Hens from Bird Flu — The Poultry Site An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting […]

Monday links

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Avian influenza difficult to deal with – Poultry World Poultry producers in Europe and the U.S. are out of the woods when it comes to the avian influenza threat from wild […]

Cracking the code: A look at bird flu strains

H5N1, H7N3, H7N9, H5N2, H7N8.

What do these mysterious series of letters and numbers mean, and why should we pay attention to them?

Some of these numbers might ring a bell if you pay close attention to the news. All of the above are strains of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu. H5N1 is […]

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Food Safety

GFSI in 2017: The Year of FSMA Compliance – Food Safety Tech Insights on how FSMA and GFSI work together to manage food safety.

The Right Way to Store These 9 […]

Researchers look to weather radar to help predict bird flu

The same weather radar technology used to predict rain is now giving researchers the ability to track wild birds that could carry the avian influenza virus. Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, infects and kills chickens, turkeys and other types of birds, and can take a significant economic toll on the poultry industry.

In […]

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Food Safety

Japan to help farmers obtain food safety certificates for 2020 Games – The Japan News The government will boost efforts to help domestic farmers obtain food safety certificates needed for providing […]

Neogen acquires Brazil-based Rogama

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired Brazil-based Rogama Indústria e Comércio Ltda., a private company that develops and manufactures rodenticides and insecticides.

Rogama was founded in 1979, and offers more than 70 registered pest control products to Brazil’s agronomic, professional, and retail markets. The company is also a major supplier to […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Heat Can Quickly Inactivate Bird Flu Virus – The Poultry Site The avian influenza virus can be relatively quickly inactivated by heat, shows emergency research funded after the devastating bird flu […]