March 15, 2017
- SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed the government will not allow further job losses or farm closures as a result of dumping and uncompetitive practices that have battered the South African poultry industry.
- CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers.
- CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane.
- CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes.
- GLOBAL - Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) induces an economically important immunosuppressive disease in chickens. Clinical disease and mortality rates may vary depending on the virulence of the infecting strain, the immune status of the host, and subsequent secondary infections.
March 14, 2017
- TAJIKISTAN - Cobb Russia has supplied Cobb genetics for the first time into the Republic of Tajikistan. The first batch of more than 3500 Cobb500 female and 500 males were flown by Tajik Air and delivered to the company Rakhmonchon.
- GLOBAL - Most poultry companies are doing an “outstanding job” controlling Salmonella.
- US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
- GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.
- GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations.