Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Qamaruddin Gazi Vs Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal dated 16/02/2016 regarding environmental pollution and injury to the human health, particularly to the people living nearby a poultry farm established in a residential area, District- 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal.

Peridomestic (“backyard”) chicken flocks are gaining popularity in the developed world (e.g., North America or Europe), yet little is known regarding prevalence or severity of their ectoparasites. Therefore, five birds on each of 20 properties throughout southern California were surveyed in summer for on-host (permanent) and off-host dwelling (temporary) ectoparasites. Only four premises (20%) were entirely free of ectoparasites.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dipak Mondal Vs Pollution Control Appellate Authority West Bengal & Others dated 23/12/2015 regarding grant of consent to Establish to Sri Pranab Mondal to establish a Poultry Farm who allegedly has breached the conditions laid down in certificate of consent to establish. Poultry farm is situated in village Chhoto Mirjapur, PO: Charghat, PS : Swarupnagar of District North 24 Parganas in West Bengal.

Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says.

France reported three more cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in the southwest of the country on Monday, as the European Union's biggest agriculture producer tries to contain its first outbreak of

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Subhashri Bio Energies Private Limited Vs Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 18/11/2015 regarding poultry farms in and around the District of Namakkal which generate huge quantity of waste of about 2500 MT of poultry litter per day.

Scientists raise concern over frequent and irresponsible use of antibiotics by animal farm industry

Antimicrobial resistance profiles and presence of resistance determinants and integrons were evaluated in Salmonellaenterica strains from Brazilian poultry. The analysis of 203 isolates showed that those from the poultry environment (88 isolates) were significantly more resistant to antimicrobials than isolates from other sources, particularly those isolated from poultry by-product meal (106 isolates). Thirty-seven isolates were resistant to at least three antimicrobial classes.

The effect of the immunomodulator Natstim ® (lyophilised killed bacterial cells from Escherichia coli 29, Escherichia coli J5, Staphylococus aureus 27/58 at amounts corresponding to 10 10 cells of each species, stabilized with Dextrane 40) on growth performance and two factors of natural humoral immunity serum lysozyme concentrations and the activity of the alternative pathway of complement activation (APCA) was investigated. The results for the experimental group showed a tendency towards higher live weight at 35 and 49 days of age.

Central Pollution Control Board approved guidelines for poultry farms to address the environmental problems from poultry farms.

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