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  1. Officials play down fears over anthrax

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Officials in Shenyang yesterday continued to play down an anthrax outbreak that has reportedly led to the culling of 3,000 head of cattle and sheep in one village. A local health official said no new cases had been reported for eight days. Xinhua ...

  2. HK must do its job on antibiotics vigilance

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry long ago found that putting these drugs in poultry and livestock feed minimised disease and sped up ... the availability of affordable produce. Additives to animal feed can improve quality and safety. Antibiotics were designed for treating human infections, but their use for raising livestock has ...

  3. What's your poison?

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... outbreaks - or about seven in 10 - were due to bacterial food poisoning. Modern poultry and livestock farming methods have created favourable conditions for viruses and bacteria to make people ill ... such as trimmings, inedible offal and bones are processed into meat and bone meal, which in turn is added to livestock feed to improve its protein content. This recycling of infected meat was blamed ...

  4. Protect our food chain from bacteria

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry puts these drugs in poultry and livestock feed to reduce disease and speed up growth. But this has created strains of bacteria that are resistant to treatment. The result is that killer germs are lurking in the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant E coli has been found in most waste samples tested ...

  5. Court backs 2003 restrictions on farming quail

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... by the Court of First Instance. The restrictions involve complete segregation of quail, alive or dead, from other forms of livestock. Farms have to be at least 500 metres from other operations, ...

  6. Surveillance for bird flu over Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... the entry to the mainland of sick birds or animals. The government would also boost inspection of slaughter houses and the transport of livestock on roads, establish a labelling system to allow ...

  7. Foot-and-mouth outbreak plagues Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... stepped up inspections of livestock entering the city to improve food safety, the Wen Hui Bao reported yesterday. The move follows a state television report that showed illegal meat shipments ...

  8. Virologist gets the writing bug

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'That's because Hong Kong's livestock are vaccinated against the disease, whereas the United States relies on import restrictions to keep foot-and-mouth out of the country.' According ...

  9. Animal epidemics escalating

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of cases such as rabies, bird flu and brucellosis, a fever-causing bacterial infection caught from livestock. 'Research shows 70 per cent of animal epidemics can be transmitted to humans ...

  10. Farmers may cull chickens amid threat of bird flu

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Loretta Fong The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department may help chicken farmers to cull some of their livestock, amid fears that farms could get dangerously overcrowded. Some 5,600 chickens have been killed in wet markets to stop an outbreak of the H5N1 virus. A 21-day ban has been imposed on imports of live chickens from the mainland ...




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