Zambia ups surveillance to prevent bird flu

Zambia has intensified surveillance of its water bodies with wild migratory birds to keep bird flu at bay. Government also reiterated the need for farmers and the public to immediately notify veterinary officers about bird mortalities and disease. Director of Veterinary Services Yona Sakala said the surveillance is concentrated in…

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Poultry production: How to prevent the spread of disease between farms

Biosecurity is critical in any poultry production facility. Without it, disease outbreaks could occur, and farmers could suffer financial losses. A biosecurity programme doesn’t have to be expensive; even farmers operating on a tight budget can make it work. “Biosecurity should be a way of life,” says Dr. Deryn Petty,…

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