CHENNAI: Outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Upper Kuttanadu region in Kerala has sent the poultry farmers in Tamil Nadu in a quandary as it may hit their trade and the top aut

Vaccination is one process through which the birds can be protected but it is not followed in India.

Bird Flu returned to haunt India, only a month after India was declared free from avian influenza (H5N1) on September 5, 2016. Two days into the death of nine water birds in Delhi, at least 10 more birds were found dead in the city.

Arsenicals (roxarsone and nitarsone) used in poultry production likely increase inorganic arsenic (iAs), monomethylarsonic acid (MMA), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), and roxarsone or nitarsone concentrations in poultry meat. The association between poultry intake and exposure to these arsenic species, as reflected in elevated urinary arsenic concentrations, however, is unknown.

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Although several studies have reported seroprevalences of antibody against avian influenza A(H7N9) virus among poultry workers in southern China, results have varied and data in northern China are scarce. To understand risks of H7N9 and H5N1 virus infections in northern China, a serological cohort study was conducted. Poultry workers, swine workers and the general population in Beijing, China, were evaluated through three surveys in November 2013, April 2014 and April 2015.

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A stunning 70 percent of all antibiotics important in human medicine in the U.S. are sold for use in animal agriculture.

India is free from Avian influenza (H5N1), popularly known as bird flu, from September 5, the department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries in the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfa

The UN General Assembly will meet on September 13.

The government has identified and registered nine new indigenous breeds of livestock and poultry this year, taking the list of `desi' breeds in the country to 160, including 40 of cows and 13 of bu

Egg producer has commissioned German firm Weltec Biopower to build a pioneering 800kW biogas plant

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