Avian influenza hits ducks in Kerala

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A H5N1 avian influenza (AI) outbreak has hit the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. AI was suspected after nearly 1300 ducks were reported dead in the Kuttanad region last week. The virus is feared to have spread to some 20,500 poultry, mostly ducks. Authorities will cull these birds as a control...

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Zahrah Imtiaz
Editor, Asian Feed Magazine and FeedWatch, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Zahrah writes that investment in food animal production will outstrip other industries in India in the next decade, and how it will impact the feed industry in the article ‘Indian feed industry looks for solutions to volatility’.