Experts Beg To Differ With Health Minister

Nearly 3.67% of households owning large holdings (more than 10 hectares) were found to have derived major income from self-employment in livestock farming

Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) viruses were isolated from migratory waterfowl in South Korea during fall 2014–winter 2015, a recurrence after initial introduction in winter 2014. These reappeared viruses were phylogenetically distinct from isolates circulating in poultry farms in South Korea.

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The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), as a part of its 70th round during the period January 2013 - December 2013, carried out an all India household survey on the situation of Land and Livestock Holdings in India.

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.

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