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    NewsPoultry News03-06-2013
    A huge fire broke out in a poultry factory in northeastern China on Monday. Workers were trapped inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and according to official reports at least 113 people were killed as well as numerous people being reported as injured.   The official Xinhau News Agency said that the fire is said to be been caused by three early morning explosions. The fire department...

    NewsPoultry News22-04-2013
    At a farm operated by Bernard Matthews Farms Limited, tests are being carried out on Turkeys housed there due to them showing symptoms of bird flu. Thankfully the initial tests on the turkeys were for the H5 and H7 strains and these proved negative. These are the strains that are harmful to humans. For officials it is very worrying as the epidemic in China is getting worse and spreading acros...

    NewsPoultry News02-04-2013
    A new strain of bird flu in humans has been identified as H7N9 and already two men have died and one woman is critically ill in hospital. The news was released in a statement on Sunday by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. It was unclear how they became infected with the disease however all faced common symptoms of high fever, a bad cough which later developed into se...

    NewsPoultry News06-08-2012
    The mother, father and their three offspring have been taken to live on a plantation in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, owned by a bird lover who keeps hundreds of birds and does not want to be named. According to BBC, “the Canada Geese, living in the private Meadowlake Close, Lincoln, were under threat because their mess was deemed to pose a health risk. The cull initiated by the street'...

    NewsPoultry News01-08-2012
    The recent mass-death of wild peacocks has shocked wildlife experts. About 60 peacocks were found dead in the Thar desert in southern Pakistan. Local media reported that hundreds of exotic birds have perished. Newcastle disease is considered the deadliest of all viruses spread among birds and though it can be transferred to humans -  causing mild, short-term conjunctivitis or flu-l...

    NewsPoultry News18-07-2012
    This year after heavy rain washed out nests earlier in the season, Queen's swans on Thames are being highly affected. Source: BBC News - Read more Photo source   Browse our birds for sale or place an ad on Birdtrader now.

    NewsPoultry News13-07-2012
    From the Roath Park and Cardiff Bay areas, the number of swan deaths is now in 37. Cardiff council asks anyone who comes across a dead bird to contact them. Animal health officials, quoted by BBC, said that "Ongoing investigations are being carried out by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency disease of wildlife scheme, following the 37 dead swans which have been fou...

    NewsPoultry News11-07-2012
    The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency is investigating the birds' death and advises not to touch a dead bird with bare hands. According to BBC, bird flu has not been diagnosed as cause of death. The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) said: "Reports of increased levels of mortality amongst wild swans in the Cardiff area are being investigated...

    NewsPoultry News04-07-2012
    Vinnie, a 6ft (1.8m) tall, escaped from a field in Little Blackenham near Ipswich and his owner, Craig Robinson, has been trying to recapture him since then though the bird was caught now by a man in Cramford. Mr Robinson said: "I'm delighted because I didn't think we'd get him until after the harvest." Source: BBC News – Read more Photo by: Evelyn Simak ...

    NewsPoultry News04-07-2012
    Officers from Northumbria Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them. The robbery is believed to have happened between 19:30 BST on Sunday and 07:30 BST the following morning. Source: BBC News Photo: by Paulo Juntas Browse our birds for sale or place an ad on Birdtrader now.

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