Poultry Analysis 16 April 2024

 

It started with chickens…. 

Avian Influenza (AI) in its various permutations has now jumped the species barrier.  

What this means –  to the non-scientists among  us –  is that you can now catch Bird Flu from things other than birds. In Texas, a farm hand caught avian flu from a cow.  There is concern it may also spread to pigs.  

South Africa has nothing to worry about – yet…. Is the cheerful news on this very worrisome topic.   There are a number of elements of our local agricultural industry that mitigate against the same thing happening here, but scientists say it is good to be informed. 

The good news is that a South African company has developed, within three months, a breakthrough vaccine.

 

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