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Ont. chicken farm’s avian flu confirmed as high-path H5N2

The avian flu that swept a broiler breeder chicken operation in southwestern Ontario’s Oxford County has been confirmed as highly pathogenic H5N2. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Sunday its lab tests in Winnipeg have confirmed the virus’ pathogenicity and subtype. The farm, southwest of Kitchener, was quarantined Saturday after preliminary tests confirmed a […] Read More



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SW Ont. broiler farm quarantined with avian flu

A second poultry farm in southwestern Ontario’s Oxford County is now under federal quarantine with what tests show to be avian flu. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday it had placed the farm — a broiler breeder chicken operation west of Ayr, Ont., south of Kitchener — under quarantine after preliminary tests Friday at […] Read More



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Rules planned to rein in antibiotic use for livestock

Health Canada is making its first move on new regulations to limit livestock producers’ own-use imports of veterinary drugs, and to tighten veterinary oversight of medicated livestock feed and water. Proposed changes to the federal Food and Drug Regulations and Feeds Regulations, announced Friday, tie into Health Minister Rona Ambrose’s federal action plan on antimicrobial […] Read More

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U.S. livestock: CME live cattle plunge limit down as cash prices fall

Chicago | Reuters -- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle fell by the three-cent-per-pound price limit Friday on profit-taking and lower cash prices, traders said. April and June closed at 157.8 cents and 149 cents, respectively (all figures US$). CME’s live cattle trading limit will be expanded to 4.5 cents on Monday following futures’ limit-down settlement […] Read More






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Canada blocks poultry, eggs from N.D., Wisconsin, Iowa

The list of U.S. jurisdictions from which travellers can’t bring live poultry, eggs or raw poultry products into Canada is now three states longer. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Tuesday announced new restrictions on such products from North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa, following confirmed cases of H5N2 avian flu this week at commercial poultry […] Read More