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Thousands of ducks culled in Kerala due to bird flu

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) has been detected in ducks in two villages in the Alappuzha district in Kerala, India. Authorities have culled 21,000...

Ducks identified as source of H10N5 AI in China

A woman in China died from co-infection of H3N2 seasonal flu and H10N5 avian influenza (AI). The case marks the first known human illness...

Avian influenza hits ducks in Kerala

A H5N1 avian influenza (AI) outbreak has hit the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. AI was suspected after nearly 1300 ducks were reported dead...

Avian influenza in Vietnam can move to humans

Vietnam’s Quang Tri province reported an avian influenza (AI) H5N8 outbreak in ducks this week. The farm had 6000 ducks, but more than 3000 died....

Falcated ducks have potential role in disseminating HPAI

A study by Makoto Ozawa from Japan’s Kagoshima University and his team found that falcated ducks have the potential role in the dissemination of...

Avian influenza still present in Vietnam despite vaccine

Despite having an avian flu vaccine since 2012, disease outbreaks are still happening in Vietnam writes HA THU. In July, the country reported a...

Vietnam tightens border control over poultry smuggling

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have sent letters to localities, asking them to strengthen the control and prevention of illegal trading of poultry...

Avian influenza cases double in Vietnam’s duck and chicken farms

Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has reported 66 avian influenza outbreaks nationwide – 52 A/H5N6 and 14 A/H5N1 outbreaks in 23 provinces...

Jamesway discusses biosecurity risks in duck incubation

Hatchery biosecurity is always a critical factor. "People, eggs, dirty delivery boxes all pose a threat of  bad bacteria in the hatchery," Hatchery Consultant...

China will send ducks to help Pakistan fight locusts

China may send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to combat the locust infestation in the country. Local media reported that the scheme was suggested when...

Drought affects output of Thai free-range duck raisers

The ongoing dry spell in Thailand has affected free-range duck raisers. They have reported fewer and smaller eggs. Usually, the raisers herd their ducks across ...

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