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Study: Gene Editing to Control Avian Influenza

Gene editing may be able to help control the avian influenza virus in the future, according to the results of newly released research. On June 4, 2019, the Roslin Institute, an animal research institute at The University of Edinburgh, announced scientists used gene-editing techniques to stop the virus from spreading in chicken cells grown in … Continued

Avian Flu Confirmed in California Breeding Duck Flock

An Estimated 9,500 Ducks Have Been Affected in Monterey County Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been confirmed in a flock of almost 9,500 breeding ducks in Monterey County, California. The virus, which is of the H5 serotype, was found as the result of routine surveillance, according to the U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA), and … Continued

H7N1 Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Texas

On March 12, 2018, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced that routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza had detected H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas. Partial HA sequencing determined the H7 to be a low-pathogenic virus of North American wild bird … Continued

Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In Jasper County, Missouri

As part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 Avian Influenza, H7N1 presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a healthy commercial meat turkey flock in Jasper County in southwestern Missouri, based upon H7 PCR and antibody to H7 and N1; further characterization is pending virus recovery. There have been no clinical … Continued

NAGA Participates In USDA Poultry Sector Meeting

As part of the North American Gamebird Association’s longstanding commitment to promoting the gamebird industry, NAGA representatives attend a number of governmental and trade association functions each year on members’ behalf. For example, NAGA board of directors member Todd Laudenslager recently participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Poultry Sector Meeting in Washington, D.C. The … Continued

Two Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Poultry owners urged to increase biosecurity efforts In addition to the high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) case in Lincoln County, Tennessee, low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks have also been reported in Tennessee and Wisconsin. In Tennessee, the state veterinarian on March 9 confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation has tested … Continued

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