Britain Slaughters Chickens After Dead Birds Tested Positive
The British government has ordered the slaughter of some 35,000 chickens at a farm in the south-eastern county of Norfolk after dead birds// tested positive for a strain of bird flu, it was reported Thursday.
Early tests showed it was likely to be the H7 strain, virulent among chickens but le...
K-State Researchers Predict That an Outbreak of Foot-And-Mouth Disease Could Cost Kansas Nearly a Billion Dollars
...other countries and heightened
concerns about bioterrorism.
"Kansas produces about 1.5 million calves, markets 5.5 million head of
fed cattle, and slaughters
7.5 million head of cattle annually. The large
commercial cattle feedlot and beef packing industries together bring more
than 100,000 head of cattle p...
Digital ID Chips Implanted in Dogs to Prevent Rabies
... Digital ID chips have been implanted in 65,000 dogs in Shanghai to improve canine management and prevent the spread of rabies after dog slaughters
aimed at curbing// rabies in provinces of Yunnan and Shandong drew massive criticism.
The chips contain the dog's individual ID number. To acces...
Poultry Farms face Ruin in Greece
...e 11 million tons of poultry meat a year.
Greece’s poultry industry has 50 large and mid-sized firms, as well as countless small producers and it slaughters
130 million chickens every year. The current bird flu scare is likely to wipe away many of these farms if the same trend continues.
“Losses are ...