CHENNAI: Animal welfare activists have long been speaking about the cruel practices involved in poultry farming, especially the use of battery cages.

Meerut: With the outbreak of swine flu in Uttar Pradesh, the health authorities have now started gearing up for bird flu virus.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s RCL Foods has found the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at one of its poultry farms, it said on Tuesday, as it reported a 34 percent drop in full-year earnin

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in the central state of Saxony-Anhalt, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday signed the country's first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing that domestic and wild animals will be legally protected from abuse.

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A serious bacterial cattle disease has been identified at three more farms in New Zealand, raising the number of affected farms to six, the country’s Ministry for Primary Ind

South Africa has reported eight new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

OVER FOURTY cattle have died in Sinazongwe district in the last seven days due to the outbreak of babesiosis disease, district commissioner Protacio Mulenga has confirmed.

KAMPALA - Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after tests of samples from poultry and wild birds proved negative, according to Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture.

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Western Cape has detected type H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms, the province's agriculture department said on Tuesday.

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