Livestock

Protesters cut power to poultry farm in India, thousands of birds die

Poultry-killedNearly 700,000 birds died when protesters cut off the power supply to a poultry farm in Vizianagaram district in India, which cut the air conditioning and caused asphyxiation

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Study reveals 13 zoonoses responsible for 2.2 million human deaths per year

ZoonosesA new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever finds that 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.2 million human deaths per year

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Newcastle disease virus isolated from swine

Swine-newcastleChinese scientists have isolated the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) from swine normally considered to infect only birds

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Bird flu: China culls more than 150,000 chickens

China-birdAuthorities in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang have culled more than 150,000 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu

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New Zealand to begin electronic tagging for cattle from July 1

CattleNZ National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait), a computerised system to trace New Zealand's livestock through the international marketplace, will become operational from July 1

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