BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Inner Mongolia region has culled 66,500 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu that has affected 35,000 birds, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

HARARE - A Zimbabwean poultry farm has reported a second outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, two months after it first occurred, the state-owned Herald newspaper said on Monday.

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Kenya is on high alert to prevent a looming rinderpest outbreak in the country, a senior official said on Friday.

An outbreak of African swine fever in three districts of the Ashanti Region has led to the killing of over 400 pigs between May and June this year, the Veterinary Services Department has revealed.

Togo reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing

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The Federal Ministry of Finance will soon commence the payment of N438 million compensation to poultry farmers who lost their birds to avian flu influenza in Kano.

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.