Following ASF, highly pathogenic AI in South Korea

Published May 26, 2024

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South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has raised the alert for Avian Influenza (AI) from 'Concern' to 'Caution' due to a confirmed case of highly pathogenic AI (H5N1 type) at a broiler duck farm in Changnyeong, Gyeongnam, following a detailed inspection. This comes after a pause in African Swine Fever outbreaks. The ministry is strengthening quarantine measures and increasing inspections of poultry farms, with plans to deploy more disinfection vehicles and increase surveillance of wild birds in the affected area. Farmers have been urged to enhance biosecurity due to the risk of additional outbreaks, especially with the migration of migratory birds.
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‘Following African Swine Fever (ASF), highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI)… .’ Quarantine authorities are very nervous as type 1 contagious diseases according to the ‘Livestock Contagious Disease Prevention Act’ appear every other day. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on the 23rd that highly pathogenic AI (H5N1 type) was confirmed at a broiler duck farm in Changnyeong, Gyeongnam. It was found that this was revealed during a detailed inspection by the Gyeongnam Provincial Animal Hygiene Laboratory conducted before the farm shipped ducks to the slaughterhouse. The farm is known to be raising about 22,000 ducks. It has been about three months since highly pathogenic AI appeared in a poultry farm at the Asan Broiler Duck Farm in South Chungcheong Province on February 8. Previously, on the 21st, ASF occurred at a pig farm in Cheorwon, Gangwon-do. It has been about four months since the incident occurred at a pig farm in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on January ...
Source: Nongmin
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