Livestock

UN sets limits on veterinary growth promoting drug

PigsThe Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations food standards body, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine in animal tissues

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Myanmar bans import of chicken, beef from China

Frozen foodMyanmar has banned imported chicken, beef and mutton, as well as eggs and chicks from China, said an official of Myanmar Livestock Breeding Federation

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World fisheries production valued at US$218 billion in latest year

Aquaculture-FAOCapture fisheries and aquaculture produced about 148 million tonnes of fish valued at US$218 billion in 2010, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said

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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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