On Saturday (June 22), Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (農委會防檢局) announced that a poultry farm in Changhua County’s Fangyuan Township (芳苑鄉) was discovered to be infected with the H5N2 strain of the avian flu.
Out of concern for public welfare and to help safeguard other poultry operations nearby, the bureau ordered and carried out a culling of 27,960 nine week old chickens, on Saturday reports CNA.
This is the 26th confirmed case of a bird flu infected site in 2019 according to the report. In 2018, there were a total of 62 cases recorded.
The largest culling operation so far in 2019 also took place in Changhua, when 32,500 chickens were killed in February.
According to CNA, the owner of the poultry farm voluntarily alerted authorities of the presence of the disease among the livestock. As is standard procedure, officials from the bureau confirmed the presence and variety of the disease, before immediately ordering the chicken’s culled and the site disinfected.
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Specifically, from early 2019 until now, bird flu has occurred in Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa provinces. The total number of poultry must be destroyed is 8,875. Currently, there is still one outbreak of bird flu in Khanh Hoa province over 16 days.
Also in the past 1.5 months, foot and mouth disease has occurred in small groups of households that have not been vaccinated in some provinces such as Lang Son, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen, Quang Tri … Statistics show that the total number of cattle and foot and mouth disease is 757; destroyed 679 children. Notably, there are 4 provinces of Lang Son, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen and Kom Tum still infected, but not over 21 days.
For blue pig disease, African swine disease, Wild pig disease, from the beginning of 2019, no arising. However, the risk of potentially infected cattle and poultry is assessed as large and worrying. For example, for Rabies, statistics in 2018, Rabies happened in 26 provinces and cities and caused 86 deaths (up 12 number cases with 2017). However, the management of domesticated dogs in many localities is not considered strictly by MARD.
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China has reported a case of H5N6 avian bird flu on a poultry farm in southwestern Guizhou province, the nation’s agriculture ministry said on Saturday.
Local authorities culled 32,352 birds at the farm following the outbreak, according to a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
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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.
Courtesy of thestar.com.my
Russian agricultural holdings Cherkizovo and Damate have been affected by a series of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI), which were reported in four regions of the country.
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