PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa has culled 260,000 birds so far to contain an H5N8 bird flu outbreak, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana told a news briefing on Thursday.

A second case of a highly contagious form of avian flu was confirmed on a commercial chicken farm in Mpumalanga on Monday, which will require the immediate slaughter of 25,000 birds in addition to

Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana on Tuesday suspended poultry imports from South Africa with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has imposed an indefinite ban on poultry products from South Africa after the country announced an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, the state-owned Herald ne

A second case of a highly contagious form of avian flu was confirmed on a commercial chicken farm in Mpumalanga on Monday, which will require the immediate slaughter of 25,000 birds in addition to

The Kano State Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed that the avian flu influenza, otherwise known as bird flu had killed no fewer than 13,000 birds in nine farms across the state.

Amid certain objections raised by primarily buffalo meat exporters against the Centre's recent order prohibiting sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, the Union environment and science mi

Mpho Mashele’s eight donkeys are her most precious possessions, and her family’s lifeline.

So far, some regions have been hit by the disease, a move which forced the government to announce a special quarantine as a means to prevent it from spreading.

A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease, which saw a ban on animal movement in three districts in eastern Rwanda has caused panic among herders and raised fear of a price hike in animal produc

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