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Tests conducted after 60,000 infected turkeys culled in British Columbia

February 7, 2009

Vancouver, B.C. -- Canadian authorities are conducting tests to determine the pathogenicity, subtype and strain of H5 bird-flu virus that infected 60,000 turkeys euthanized last week on an Abbotsford farm.

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FARAD future in question

February 1, 2009

Washington — As the Food Animal Reside Avoidance Databank continues to struggle, operating with bare-bones staff, Washington insiders hope for a reprieve.

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FDA plans ban on cattle tissue in feed

December 30, 2008

Rockville, Md. -- The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is accepting comments through Jan. 26 on a planned regulation that would ban use of cattle tissues in animal feeds.

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Hong Kong killing 90,000 chickens, may change bird-flu vaccine after outbreak

December 10, 2008

Hong Kong's government is considering changing the vaccine it uses to protect poultry against avian flu after 60 chickens were found dead at one of the city's largest poultry farms, forcing the slaughter of 60,000 birds on that farm and 30,000 more within a two-mile radius.

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Johne's disease vaccine developed at Cornell

December 3, 2008

Ithaca, N.Y. -- Researchers at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a vaccine against Johne's disease, a contagious, chronic and often fatal infection.

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FDA action buys more time to mull extra-label ban of cephalosporins

November 26, 2008

Washington -- The federal order banning extra-label use of cephalosporins in food-producing animals has been revoked -- at least for now.

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FARAD gets reprieve until spring

November 13, 2008

Washington -- The always-in-danger-of-closing Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) garnered a few extra months of operation, but with drastic cutbacks.

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$1.4 million grant backs further study of chicken genome

October 9, 2008

Starkville, Miss. -- Dr. Shane Burgess, a basic-sciences associate professor with Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, along with Drs. Fiona McCarthy and Susan Bridges, received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work annotating the chicken genome.

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FARAD begins shutting down

October 2, 2008

Washington - Neither a short-term cash infusion or the $2.5 million in long-term funding promised for the support of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) in this year's Farm Bill came through in time, so the resource used to keep contaminants out of the food supply for more than a quarter century began shutting down Oct. 1.

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