Bird flu in SA: 28 000 chickens slaughtered

An estimated 28 000 chickens must be slaughtered after the recent outbreak of avian flu on a farm in Villiers.  The highly contagious avian flu broke out among commercial chickens in South Africa for the first time. In a statement, Astral – South Africa’s biggest poultry producer – said it…

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Bird flu in Zim: be on high alert

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) warned that South African chicken farmers should be very careful after the outbreak of the highly pathogenic bird flu in Zimbabwe. The warning was issued by Kevin Lovell, CEO of SAPA, after an outbreak of the virus at a commercial breeding farm in Zimbabwe.…

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