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The Government of Spain urges to reinforce biosecurity in agricultural holdings against avian flu and swine fever

Published Aug 17, 2022

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Biosafety measures must be reinforced in farms to prevent the spread of animal diseases such as avian influenza and African swine fever, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.

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Biosecurity measures must be reinforced on farms to prevent the spread of animal diseases such as avian flu and African swine fever, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas. bird flu grows In statements to Efeagro, Planas pointed out that this year the avian flu has had "particular characteristics" and for the first time it has been registered in the Iberian Peninsula with a number of outbreaks "much higher than before." In Spain, this year 32 outbreaks of the H5N1 strain in poultry and 56 cases in wild birds have been reported so far, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). The latest outbreak was confirmed on August 9 at a turkey fattening farm in Huelva, with an approximate census of 15,000 birds, which have been slaughtered. Planas has specified that avian flu is a disease directly linked to migratory birds, so "biosecurity and isolation measures must be reinforced in poultry farms to prevent its spread." ...
Source: Agroclm
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