Vietnam detects H5N8 avian influenza in backyard poultry

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The Sub-Department of Livestock and Veterinary Medicine in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province has detected the H5N8 avian influenza (AI) virus in a backyard chicken farm.

Authorities have not announced how many chickens were affected but said the whole flock was culled.

According to the Department of Animal Health, since the beginning of the year, more than 402,000 birds, or 0.08% of the country’s total flock, have been culled due to the virus. There are currently four AI outbreaks in four provinces in the country.

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Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.