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July 20, 2015 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed the quarantines inthe first Avian Influenza Control Zone, which includes IP1, located in Oxford County, Ontario, upon completion of the 21 day waiting period that followed cleaning and disinfection of IP1 under CFIA oversight.The quarantine on IP3 has also been removed.…
June 16, 2015 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released an epidemiology report outlining its initial findings through June 5 about how highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was likely entering new premises during this period of time. After conducting investigations on…
June 16, 2015 - The Egg Farmers of Canada has committed $500,000 for avian influenza research to be awarded to and administered by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University.   Given the significant impact that highly pathogenic avian influenza is having on the entire North American industry, the organization contacted…
  The H5 bird flu viruses crossing North America may be around for a while, avian influenza experts warn. The nesting season, which will see wild birds converge on breeding grounds in Northern Canada and Alaska, could further spread the virus in wild bird populations, and produce a new wave…
May 25, 2015 - It has been more than four weeks since the last Avian Influenza (AI) casewas discovered in Ontario.  The provincial feather boards in Ontario have planned a careful and gradual return to standard operations beginning this week, provided there are no new Avian Influenza (AI) incidents.With quarantines still in place…
June 2, 2015 - Hybrid Turkeys' Science and Sustainability Manager, Dr. Helen Wojcinski, has been speaking at various conferences and events on the topic of Avian Influenza (AI). The company has recorded a 30-minute video of Dr. Wojcinski's presentation and has made it available to anyone.  The video discusses popular questions…
May 8, 2015 - Two funding initiatives worth up to $1.58 million have been provided to help B.C. poultry producers re-establish their operations and mitigate the impact of future risks following an outbreak of notifiable avian influenza in the Fraser Valley this past winter. The funding will come from the…
April 26, 2015 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a third poultry premise in Oxford County, Ont. has tested tested positive for H5N2 Avian influenza.This premise is in close proximity to the second premise identified with avian influenza (a broiler breeder farm) and is within the second control…
April 20, 2015 -  Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second farm in Oxford County, Ontario. The farm is a broiler breeder chicken farm.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has placed the farm under quarantine to control disease spread…
April 17, 2015 -  With the management of the avian influenza outbreak in Ontario now almost through its second week, the FBBC Board continues to be pleased at the effectiveness of the containment and risk management procedures that have been put in place. The FBCC EOC staff is meeting regularly with all sectors…
With planting season fast approaching, it is important to realize that tilling and planting equipment will cover every inch of fields that may have been contaminated by wild birds. This equipment should be kept away from poultry barns and from driveways serving poultry premises. April 13, 2015 - The highly pathogenic…
May 14, 2015 - H5N2 avian influenza continues to spread in the northern U.S. with new cases being reported daily.  The total number of detections is 162 with 33,521,073 birds affected.  Also for the first time this week, highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza was detected in a backyard mixed-poultry flock in Whitley…
April 7, 2015 - Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has placed the farm, and a neighbouring farm, under quarantine to control disease spread and the industry sector has been notified to adopt enhanced…
April 6, 2015 - The USDA has confirmed that H5N2 has been found in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County, Minnesota, one of the highest turkey-producing counties in the state.  That brings the number of Minnesota turkey farms affected by H5N2 to five.  A commercial turkey flock has…
 Farms should only admit visitors that are essential to the farming operation. Here are some tips on keeping your livestock safe from disease if you plan to host visitors, especially those from other countries As a general biosecurity recommendation, farms should only admit visitors that are essential to the farming…

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