Deadly bird flu on two more farms in SA

The occurrence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8 virus) has been confirmed at two farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga, bringing the number of infected farms in South Africa to four. According to a press release from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the state veterinarian has already placedĀ …

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Farmers must register to sell live chickens

Buyers and sellers of live chickens reacted positively to governments set of requirements on how poultry may be sold. The conditions must prevent the highly contagious H5N8 virus, also known as bird flu, from spreading. The measurements were put in place after an outbreak on two commercial farms. Government first…

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