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By Pastor Alfonso, CENSA, member of the Avian Diseases Working Group, 13/3/2015

Currently, there are reports of an increased number of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks hitting commercial poultry in new regions of the United States. The new outbreak locations move greatly in eastern direction even constituting the first discoveries in the migratory Mississippi Flyway since current events starting at the end of 2014. This migratory Flyway have even major importance for the Caribbean region as risk of AI virus introduction by wild bird.

Initially, The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota. A...

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By Pastor Alfonso, CENSA, member of the Avian Diseases Working Group, 1/3/2015 In 2015, sixteen countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas confirmed the presence of Avian Influenza (AI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). On 25/02/...
Services under this consultancy will include: To assess Barbados’ Primary Industries to determine the status of implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and/or Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs) and Food Quality Assurance Systems; To...
By Pastor Alfonso, CENSA, member of the Avian Diseases Working Group, 24/1/2015 In November 2014 HPAI outbreaks either due to H5N8 or other strains (H5N2) were found in several European countries and in Northern America. This was the first time an...
RANEMA FLU is an interactive self-teaching/learning tool developed by CIRAD and FAO on the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  RANEMA-FLU uses recreational and interactive scenarios while covering the following...
Ticks were the topic of a 3 days meeting of the Ticks and Tick Borne Disease Working Group (TTBDWG) held at the Blue Horizon Hotel, Christ Church, Barbados November 17-20, 2014. Sponsored by CIRAD (ResisT* and Epigenesis* projects) and CaribVET,...

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The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is seeking to identify Consultants with expertise in SPS related...

The project,  One Health, One Caribbean, One Love',  funded by the EC/ACP  is currently offering a...