Excess vitamin A disrupts immune system

Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body's trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune, says a new study.

India loses poultry case against US at WTO

India has lost a case at the WTO, with an appellate body at the global trade organisation Thursday ruling that Indian ban on American poultry product imports was "inconsistent" with the international norms.

Chicken prices up 30% as heatwave kills 2.4 cr birds in India

Chicken prices have jumped by up to 30 per cent as the ongoing heat wave killed about 2.4 crore birds in last fortnight and rates may further move upwards if temperature continues to remain high, poultry farm owners and industry have said.

New avian flu viruses send US scientists scrambling

Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat.

Nagaland bans import of poultry from Manipur

Nagaland government Friday imposed a ban on import of poultry and poultry products from Manipur in the wake of reports of bird flu in the neighbouring state.

Avian influenza: Six key facts about bird flu!

Avian influenza is a viral infection which spreads from bird to bird, caused by a group of influenza A virus that includes different sub-types.

Surveillance in Odisha district after bird flu in Andhra Pradesh

Surveillance has been intensified in poultry firms of Ganjam district following outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Khattar asks banks to give loans to farmers at lower rates

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday asked bankers to provide loans to small farmers at low interest rates to give boost to agriculture as well as other allied sectors like dairy farming, fisheries, poultry among others.

Corn farmers pin hopes on local poultry feed demand

Indian corn producers, after scoring virtually no major export deal for months, are counting on local chicken farms to absorb millions of tonnes of the grain as poultry output heads for yet another record year.

Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan

Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens.

Bird flu alert in UP: Import of poultry products banned

Following reports of a bird flu case in Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh banned the import of chicken, eggs and all forms of poultry from other states, an official said Monday.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

Indo-US poultry case: India may challenge WTO panel ruling

India is likely to challenge a WTO panel's ruling which had described the country's ban on American poultry product imports as inconsistent with global norms.

US senator welcomes WTO ruling against India on poultry

A senior US senator has welcomed the World Trade Organization's decision against India's ban on American poultry products, saying that the move would boost the country's export of poultry products to India.

Poultry industry misleading people: CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Thursday rubbished claims made by the poultry industry that antibiotic residues found in Indian chicken were lower than the EU standard and accused it of "misleading" the people.

IMA demands ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion in poultry

A day after an environment body said that "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians, Indian Medical Association called for a ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion and mass disease prevention in poultry.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Philippines bans China poultry imports due to bird flu

The Philippines said Tuesday it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after it confirmed an outbreak of the HN52 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei.

Red meat linked to diabetes in pregnant women

A new study from the University of Adelaide`s Robinson Institute has suggested that women, who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, should avoid consuming red meat and opt for fish and poultry.

Experts approve eating poultry in China despite bird flu

Denying having come across any evidence of anyone getting infected with bird flu virus by consuming poultry or eggs, an expert group has declared poultry to be safe for eating in China.