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USDA Updates National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

December 21, 2018 by Britney Booth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalize provisions for compartmentalization of primary breeding poultry establishments to protect against disease. Compartmentalization is defining a specific group of animals that are maintained under strict biosecurity and health standards, and therefore have a […]

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APHIS Proposes Updates to Avian Influenza Regulations

December 7, 2018 by Britney Booth

Updates to virus elimination flat rate for egg layer barns, egg storage and processing facilities.

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Conditions for Payment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims

August 15, 2018 by Britney Booth

August 15, 2018, Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). It includes updates to USDA’s February 2016 interim rule. This final rule does three […]

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Two Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks Confirmed In Mexico

March 13, 2018 by Britney Booth

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in Mexico, the country’s first involving the strain since early 2017. The new outbreaks, which began in the middle of February and were reported on Friday by OIE officials, affected a rural farm in Guanajuato state and a backyard flock in […]

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H7N1 Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Texas

March 12, 2018 by Britney Booth

On March 12, 2018, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced that routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza had detected H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas. Partial HA sequencing determined the H7 to be a low-pathogenic virus of North American wild bird […]

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Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In Jasper County, Missouri

March 9, 2018 by Britney Booth

As part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 Avian Influenza, H7N1 presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a healthy commercial meat turkey flock in Jasper County in southwestern Missouri, based upon H7 PCR and antibody to H7 and N1; further characterization is pending virus recovery. There have been no clinical […]

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