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January 28, 2006

Police capture two crocodiles kept as pets

Police on Friday captured two crocodiles being kept as housepets in a house in southern Portugal, officials said. ...more

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January 28, 2006

U.S. poultry markets dealing with bird flu fears

The odor is the first clue, a sharp barnyard smell that seems out of place on a stretch of the Lower East Side near a Burger King and a Dunkin’ Donuts. Hand-lettered signs advertise in English, Spanish and Chinese: live chickens, ducks, quail, pheasants. ...more

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January 28, 2006

Drought affects cattle market

Despite the current drought, the cattle market's booming. ...more

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January 28, 2006

Tests on 67 cattle where new BSE case was found in Alberta: CFIA

Investigators have found 67 cattle that were born on the Alberta farm within a year of the latest cow that tested positive for BSE. ...more

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January 26, 2006

Meat distributor sentenced for placing false labels on chicken

A San Antonio wholesale meat distributor was fined $40,000 for mislabeling frozen chicken in an attempt to dodge a 2002 Mexican ban on Texas chicken. ...more

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January 26, 2006

Fact or Fiction?: The Chinese Eat Dogs

For hundreds of millions of Chinese around the world, Sunday will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dog, which is a fitting symbol for the cultural differences that have to be bridged between China and the rest of the world. ...more

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January 26, 2006

Salmon breeder hooks Chile deal

Scottish salmon breeding company Landcatch Natural Selection has secured about a 14% share of the world Atlantic salmon egg market in 2006, helped by a major acquisition in Chile. ...more

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January 26, 2006

Herpes found in Laurel pony

An outrider pony has been moved from Laurel Park into isolation at Pimlico Race Course after the horse tested positive for the equine herpesvirus, according to officials with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Jockey Club. ...more

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January 26, 2006

Missouri boasts of its beef in Asia

Talk about bad timing. Less than a week after Japan banned all U.S. beef imports, a delegation headed by Missouri’s top agricultural official arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday night on a previously arranged mission to promote the state’s beef. ...more

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January 25, 2006

New Case of Mad Cow Disease Found in Canada

A cow in the Province Alberta, Canada, has tested positive for Mad Cow disease Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials said Monday. ...more

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January 25, 2006

Jakarta chicken vendor has bird flu -ministry

An Indonesian chicken seller in Jakarta is in hospital after being infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus according to local test results, a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday. ...more

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January 25, 2006

Taiwan lifts US beef ban, sets conditions

Taiwan's Department of Health on Wednesday conditionally lifted a ban on the import of US beef, allowing the meat back into the market for the first time since the restriction was imposed last June due to mad cow disease. ...more

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January 25, 2006

Europe prepares its defences against bird flu

"We are the best prepared region in the world but we still have much to do" - in other words vigilance is the watchword. This was the message given by Markos Kyprianou, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, in a discussion with MEPs on Monday. ...more

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January 25, 2006

Bad dogs face death penalty

Menacing dogs in Alachua County that are deemed dangerous by county officials must be euthanized, the County Commission decided Tuesday. ...more

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January 24, 2006

Thousands of sheep perish in Vic bushfires

Up to 50,000 sheep have died or will need to be put down as a result of bushfires in Victoria's west. ...more

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January 24, 2006

Kazakhstan strengthens bird flu prevention efforts

Sanitary, quarantine and customs control over the people arrived from Southeast Asia has been tightened at the border ...more

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January 24, 2006

Arab health ministers to meet for bird flu session

Health ministers from the League of Arab States (LAS), an association of Arab nations, will meet in Cairo Tuesday for an emergency session on bird flu. ...more

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January 24, 2006

Japan Confirms BSE Case in 64-Month-Old Cow

Japan has confirmed that a 64-month-old cow that died last week in Hokkaido, northern Japan, had mad cow disease, the country's 22nd case, an Agriculture Ministry official said on Tuesday. ...more

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January 24, 2006

Canada Confirms 4th Mad Cow Disease Case

The U.S. agriculture secretary said there are no plans to stop importing Canadian beef after the country detected another case of mad cow. ...more

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January 23, 2006

Britain culls grey squirrels

A controversial plan is about to come into place in Britain to save the endangered native red squirrel, and it'll come at the expense of the country's cutest pest, the grey squirrel, which delights tourists but is detested by many locals. ...more

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January 23, 2006

Washington : Dog Saves Sheep From Barn Fire

Diane Pagel and her husband, Jeff Freeman, thought they lost everything in a barn fire, including family photo albums, one-of-a-kind guitars, three vehicles and more. ...more

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January 23, 2006

Japan to inspect all U.S. beef imports

Japan has ordered inspections of all U.S. beef imported over the past month, calling for a full explanation of an American violation of the countries' beef pact. ...more

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January 23, 2006

France investigating possible bird flu case

France is investigating a possible case of bird flu in a French woman who has returned from Turkey, the French health ministry said today ...more

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January 23, 2006

Bird Flu Virus Could Spill Over To Africa And Europe In Springtime

The avian influenza virus could become entrenched in the Black Sea, Caucasus and Near East regions through trade and movement of people and animals and it could be further spread by migratory birds particularly coming from Africa in the spring ...more

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January 21, 2006

Japan again bans U.S. beef after backbone gets into shipment

Just 5 1/2 weeks after lifting its ban on U.S. beef, Japan slammed the door shut again Friday, saying a recent shipment contained material it considered at risk for mad cow disease. ...more

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January 21, 2006

Gene controls cereal grass architecture

A gene in cereal grasses plays an important role in controlling plant architecture, a team of U.S. scientists reported. ...more

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January 21, 2006

Tsunami takes toll on India's seafood exports

Seafood exports from India were badly hit by the December 2004 tsunami, which ruined many shrimp aquaculture farms along the country's southern coast. ...more

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January 21, 2006

Compromise on fish farms

One of B.C.’s large salmon farm operators has reached an agreement with environmental groups to move its adult Atlantic salmon away from the wild salmon migration route on the Broughton Archipelago during this spring’s migration. ...more

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January 21, 2006

Mare at PN has positive herpes test

A horse based at Penn National Race Course has been diagnosed with a case of equine herpesvirus. ...more

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January 19, 2006

Strong chicken exports despite bird flu fears: USDA

U. S. chicken exports will total "a very strong" 5.405 billion lbs. (2.45 billion kg) this year, despite a slight downturn in forecasts due to concerns about bird flu, the U.S. Agriculture Department's chief economist said on Wednesday ...more

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January 19, 2006

Iraq bird flu test sparks alarm in poultry market

Alarmed poultry traders in Baghdad markets feared economic catastrophe as word spread on Wednesday that Iraq was testing a dead girl for bird flu ...more

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January 19, 2006

Bird Flu Hits Poultry Production in Bulgaria and East Europe

Bird flu is causing serious damages to poultry production in Bulgaria and East Europe,Bulgarian poultry producers fear they will be forced to halve output ...more

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January 19, 2006

Attorney General Meets with Poultry Farmers over Oklahoma Dispute

Attorney General Mike Beebe has met with northwest Arkansas poultry farmers to discuss that state's dispute with Oklahoma over chicken litter ...more

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January 18, 2006

Wild bird suspected to carry H5N1 virus in HK

The result of preliminary testing of a dead Oriental Magpie Robin found in Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong indicated a suspected case of H5N1 avian influenza, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said in HK Friday. ...more

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January 18, 2006

Livingston Co. takes part in animal identification program

Every year, Marion Shier sees hundreds of hogs, cattle and sheep arrive on the Livingston County Fairgrounds from dozens of farms. They stay for a few days, then return home or exhibit at other shows across the Midwest ...more

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