Influenza

South Africa has warned its exported could be affected by the bird flu outbreak

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Russia is battling a number of livestock disease infecting chickens, pigs, cattle and deer

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is facing numerous biosecurity problems, as African swine fever (ASF) challenges the pig industry, poultry farmers battle bird flu, the first outbreaks of nodular dermatitis hit cattle farmers, and venison breeders combat anthrax.

Russia may have to cull up to 4 million chickens to prevent bird flu from spreading

Large avian flu outbreak hits Moscow Oblast

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A total of 250,000 chickens will be culled on a farm in Moscow Oblast, due to an outbreak of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI) H5N8, according to Russia’s sanitary body Rospotrebnadzor. 

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Bird flu puts an end to free range eggs

By Louis Gore-Langton

The avian influenza crisis in Europe has forced producers to house birds indoors for more than three months - meaning the loss of free range status.

Avian influenza, loss of exports markets and a fall in prices hit Duc's top-line performance

Bird flu blamed as chicken company sees sales fall

By Oscar Rousseau

French chicken producer Duc saw turnover decline last year as the French avian influenza (AI) battle saw the company shut out of key export markets, China and South Africa.

Hungarian farmers will have to move chickens indoors as bird flu remains a risk

Hungary orders poultry indoors amid bird flu concern

By Oscar Rousseau

Hungary’s chief veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered the nation’s poultry industry to keep birds indoors as the country grapples with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI).

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