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  • Swine Flu has spread to Turkeys

    There has also been another outbreak of swine flu in pigs across the water, plus 1 in turkeys, plus human deaths now exceed 5,000.... www.pighealth.com/influenza.htm
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Oct 24 2009
  • Poultry Post-mortems & Meat Inspections

    I have just discovered that there is now an updated and expanded edition of the popular guidebook on health inspection of poultry carcases "Poultry Inspection: Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Conditions": http://www.Amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904761534/pigdiseaseinfo0c If you are not familiar...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sun, Jan 11 2009
  • Do DEFRA employees deserve a higher pay increase?

    DEFRA employees are to vote on possible strike action, after rejecting a pay offer which equates to just 2.9% overall. In light of the 'triple whammy' of disease the industry has faced with foot and mouth, bluetongue and avian flu, union members are arguing this is a 'sorry reward' for...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by emily on Mon, Nov 26 2007
  • Re: Bird flu again

    Yes birds can gain immunity to avian flu and I recall that in the low pathogenic H7N3 case in Norfolk last year, many of the free range birds had recovered. But the problem with the H5N1 high pathogenic strain is that mortality is very high with 70-90% of birds dying within hours of catching it. Allowing...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Richard Allison on Thu, Nov 15 2007
  • Bird flu - what's the impact on your business?

    Here at FW we'll be talking to the supermarkets to see what impact this outbreak of bird flu is having on consumer demand for poultry products. But I thought it was worth asking what impact it is having at a grassroots level. I know there is some concern that people who rear turkeys for the Christmas...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by Isabel Davies on Wed, Nov 14 2007
  • Bird flu again

    Just to confirm, DEFRA has announced that it is the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus. It also said that testing found th evirus to be closely related to that found in outbreaks in Germany and the Czech Republic this summer. To me, this suggests wild birds are to blame which is bad news for the industry....
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by Richard Allison on Tue, Nov 13 2007
  • Re: Bird flu again

    Just to confirm, DEFRA has announced that it is the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus. It also said that testing found th evirus to be closely related to that found in outbreaks in Germany and the Czech Republic this summer. To me, this suggests wild birds are to blame which is bad news for the industry....
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Richard Allison on Tue, Nov 13 2007
  • Re: Bird flu again

    I've just heard that DEFRA is to announce what strain of virus has been detected on the affected farm this afternoon. But judging by the reported mortality rate, it sounds more like the highly pathogenic strain.
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Richard Allison on Tue, Nov 13 2007
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