European countries report avian flu cases in poultry

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New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry have been reported in seven European states over the last week, and two countries – Portugal and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia – have detected the virus in wild birds for the first time.

While the H5N8 subtype of the HPAI virus has been detected in the vast majority of cases, other avian flu virus have been confirmed in France, Germany and Greece.

France battles high and low-pathogenic avian flu viruses

In terms of HPAI, France continues to be the European country hardest hit, particularly in the center for duck- and goose-rearing in the south-west. In those districts where the disease appears to be spreading out of control, pre-emptive culling has been ordered. According to the latest report by the veterinary authority to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), eight of the 18 most recent outbreaks were the result of preventative culling of ducks and geese that subsequently tested positive for the H5N8 virus. Clinical symptoms had been observed in poultry involved in the remaining 10 outbreaks, which included four chicken flocks. Almost 102,000 birds died or were destroyed as a result of these outbreaks.

On February 2, the French ministry of agriculture stated that there had been 26 more outbreaks of HPAI caused by the H5N8 HPAI virus, bringing the total number of outbreaks since December 2016 to 198.

Avian Influenza outbreak recently reported in many countries in Africa, Europe and Asia, and even Americas. Without fast and strong actions, Avian Influenza may attack your birds and cause huge loss.

The only solutions for Avian Influenza are vaccination and bio security. Besides, good prevention program is highly recommended. First Avian Influenza vaccination should be at day 16th. To enhance immunity, and prevent stress caused by vaccination, should mix APA Antistress P (which contains Vitamin C 50%, Acid citric 50%) with feed or dissolve in drinking water for poultry to drink all day long. Second vaccination should be at day 45th. After vaccination, farmers should supply poultry with essential vitamins and minerals. APA Soluvita P is a very good source of necessary vitamins, amino acid, to improve growth of poultry, stabilize FCR and health to overcome stress after vaccination.

News From WATTAgNet By Jackie Linden On February 3, 2017.

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