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April 29, 2016 - In early 2016 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was identified in commercial poultry flocks in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico. Wild birds, known carriers of the influenza virus, are believed to be the source of the outbreak in the U.S. These outbreaks highlight the importance of biosecurity. Wild birds are now in…
  February 6th, 2004, British Columbia - the first Canadian avian influenza outbreak. By April 5, 2004, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency had ordered 19 million birds euthanized on many farms across the Fraser Valley. In the years to come – 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2015 – other Canadian outbreaks…
  On April 27, 2015, Center Fresh Group in Iowa was hit with avian influenza. Within a matter of weeks, Center Fresh Group lost 9.9 million birds – 8 million layers and 1.9 pullets. Just six weeks earlier, Center Fresh Farm, which suffered a 3.8-million layer loss, had passed a…
Avian influenza (AI) is without a doubt one of the biggest concerns for the global poultry industry. New outbreaks occur in most regions of the world every year, and according to Arjan Stegeman of Utrecht University in The Netherlands, it’s a problem that is only going to get worse. Stegeman…
Janaury 14, 2016 - Rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new UBC study. The results also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been underestimated. Researchers studied the feces of rats caught at an Abbotsford,…
 Biosecurity is still key to preventing avian influenza from infecting commercial flocks, but we are still learning how to best manage outbreaks The avian influenza outbreak in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley in 2004 was a game-changer for Canada and how it handles a large-scale foreign animal disease outbreak.   Up…
December 10, 2015 - Four additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the southwest of France have been reported, bringing the total number of affected farms to 10.  One of the new cases is in the Haute-Vienne region of the country, which was previously unaffected.  The strains detected have…
  The avian influenza (AI) outbreak in the United States was the worst animal health disaster in the country’s history. An unprecedented number of birds — more than 48 million — succumbed to the virus or were destroyed, forcing the United States Department of Agriculture to take a hard look…
  The Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak may be taking a break, but is it over? Not as far as Dr.Helen Wojcinski is concerned. As the Manager of Science and Sustainability at Hybrid Turkeys, Wojcinski is still on guard. “Is this the new normal?” she asked delegates at a Poultry Industry…
October 22, 2015 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an advisory to the Canadian poultry industry regarding the use of preventative biosecurity measures during the fall migration of wild birds.  READ MORE 
October 14, 2015 - A federal agency has awarded contracts to two companies to manufacture bird flu vaccine. But officials haven't decided whether to give the doses to poultry to protect against a disease that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring. The Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it…
September 21, 2015 - The USDA has approved the use of ventilation shutdown to cull infected birds should avian influenza strike again.  READ MORE 
  Given the experience British Columbia has had with avian influenza (AI), the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture (BCMA) is now trying to develop an early warning system for the disease. Because AI originates in wild waterfowl, BCMA environmental epidemiologist Michelle Coombe says the BCMA has started collecting and testing…
August 20, 2015 - The Department of Agriculture is hiring 90 veterinarians on one- and two-year appointments as part of the response to the avian influenza outbreak. READ MORE 
July 30, 2015 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed the final Avian Influenza Control Zone, located in the counties of Oxford and Waterloo, Ont. The quarantine on IP2 (infected premise #2) has been removed at the completion of the 21-day waiting period that followed the cleaning and…

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