An H5N1 bird flu outbreak has hit Vietnam’s southern Long An province, killing thousands of chicken and ducks in the Long Son commune, Can Duoc district.
According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the H5N1 virus hit the farms owned by two families in the commune. One of the families lost about 3,600 ducks.
Local government agencies had to cull sick birds, as well as isolate and disinfect areas hit by the disease, tighten control of fowl transport in the affected areas and intensify bird flu vaccination.
Vietnam, however, has no report of new human cases of H5N1 infection since 2014, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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Bird flu scare continues to persist in Bihar as 400 chickens were found dead at a poultry farm at a village in Bikram block in Patna district in the last 24 hours.
More than 2,000 birds, including chicken and ducks have been culled in a village at Munger after tests confirmed H5N1 virus.
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A poultry farm in Wicomico County had an inconclusive test for avian influenza, leading to 40,000 chickens being put down at a farm in Powellville.
The farm was experiencing “higher than normal mortality” and was submitted to the Maryland Department of Agriculture laboratory for a disease screening, according to a release from Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Disease screenings include testing for bird flu.
Bird flu is a viral disease that affects multiple species throughout the world, according the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The risk of infecting humans is very low and is often limited only to the people in direct contact with the birds, although occasionally other people have been affected.
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The number of hogs and poultry killed in Hurricane Florence flooding is already double the casualties from Matthew in 2016, and the losses are expected to mount this week as new information comes in from farmers as they gain access to their properties.
Meanwhile, the number of hog waste lagoons in North Carolina that are damaged or overflowing continues to increase.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday that so far 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed by Florence, and 5,500 hogs have perished since the storm deluged the state. In preparation for the advancing storm, farmers were moving their swine to higher land, but the intensity of the flooding exceeded all expectations. The N.C. Pork Council said some of the hogs drowned in flood waters, and others were killed by wind damage to barns.
The agriculture agency provided no details as to which counties or farming operations suffered the losses. The only specifics have come from a note to investors issued by Sanderson Farms, saying that flooding claimed 1.7 million broiler chickens out of its 20 million in the state, ranging in age from 6 days to 62 days.
Sanderson Farms said that 60 broiler houses and four feeder houses were flooded. Farmers, who are contracted to Sanderson, could be out of power for as long as three weeks, and are running on emergency diesel fuel. Sanderson Farms noted that about 30 independent farms that supply its chickens are isolated by flood waters and unreachable at this time. Each of the farms houses about 211,000 chickens, totaling more than 6 million birds that can’t be reached with chicken feed.
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The agrarian Union had warned of the impact that would mean for this sector the recent heat waves lived in the province of Ourense. Past them, and made the corresponding studies, encrypt between 5 and 9 per cent the mortality of birds in farms.
Figures that may vary slightly due to various animals could not recover from the impact of the heat wave. However, since Unions Agrarias guarantee that there will be, in any case, risks for consumption.
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All poultry exports from Sabah have automatically been stopped, following detection of bird flu in chickens in Tuaran on Aug 3.
Sabah Agriculture and Food Industries minister Junz Wong said this was to prevent the spread of the virus outside of the contaminated area.
However, he did not specify how many stocks or which countries are affected by the export halt.
“For Brunei, they themselves requested to stop the import of our poultry following this incident,” Wong said during a press conference on Monday (Aug 13).
A total of three chickens from two villages in Tuaran have been detected with the bird flu virus.
Meanwhile, villagers whose poultry have been culled following the detection of bird flu in Tuaran will be compensated.
Wong said villagers reared chicken mostly for their own consumption, and the culling has caused them losses.
“So, we will be compensating the affected villagers accordingly,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said poultry farmers would not be compensated as such because they knew the risks when venturing into the industry.
Almost 30,000 chicken and poultry have been destroyed after the detection of the virus.
Wong also said that the bird flu virus is believed to have originated from imported chickens, which were used in illegal cock-fighting activities.
On other matters, Sabah will have a standard operating procedure (SOP) to streamline the processing of bird’s nests for export to China.
“We want things done directly from Sabah and not have to go through Peninsular Malaysia,” he said, adding this move is expected to benefit locals.
Wong said those interested to venture into the bird’s nests business can go to his ministry to get their application forms.
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THE Sabah Veterinary Services Department culled about 10,000 chickens in Tamparuli, at a poultry farm where bird flu has been detected, said the health division deputy director Dr Peter Lee Ah Kong.
He said 18,000 chickens at another farm unaffected by the bird flu virus would be culled tomorrow.
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