Bird flu: Small and large breeders are on the same boat

Slovakia has already registered two cases of avian influenza, one in a smallholder poultry farm in Zbehy near Nitra, the other in the village of Cífer near Trnava. Small or large poultry farmers must be alert.

“In the second case, it is again a private utility small breeder. More specifically, it is the breeding of laying hens (19 pieces) for production eggs for own consumption. The farm was located in the back of the yard family house, where the laying hens had free range and were not secured against contact of poultry with wild birds. He found the first death of three laying hens owner 15.01.2020, another laying hen died 16.01.2020. Breeder he reported the fact to RVPS Trnava, which subsequently removed the dead laying hens and sent them by a collection line for examination to the National Reference laboratory in Zvolen, which subsequently confirmed the positive result. The animals are no longer in the farm, they were all killed and in the farm disinfection and cleaning of the poultry breeding area is in progress, “she said Ministry of Agriculture.

Slovakia is currently managing the infection

The current H5N8 virus is more aggressive. Bird flu Similarly, human influenza has varying degrees of epidemic, if any it affects large-scale farming, leaving enormous economic damage.

Slovakia has so far faced the avian influenza disease successfully, but in the case of this disease, the well-known adage of praise the day before applies in the evening, that is, unless the migration of birds ends, they cannot breathe neither small nor large breeders. Their fate is reminiscent of connected vessels. Although according to the expert on avian medicine Jozef Kalus, large-scale farming is almost perfectly protected by a complex of different measures, the moment they find themselves in the protection zone with a radius of three kilometers around the outbreak and in observations with a radius of 10 kilometers around the focus, is their production blocked.

The fate of large farms is therefore not entirely in their hands, but they decide about it with their breeding practices and small farmers. And you in spite of that lifestyle changes in the countryside still hold a respectable number poultry – out of a total of six million laying hens, it is domestic 2.3 million, large farms are kept together in industrial halls 3.7 million laying hens.

The flu has been, is and will be

Veterinarians are reminded again and again that the most important thing is to prevent it direct contact of poultry with wild birds. It means overlap paddocks hens, but hand on heart, meet this measure to dot in each small breeding is probably impossible. In any case, all breeders should out of respect not only for their breeding, but also for the breeding of their neighbors to be extremely careful.

In large farms, where flocks of hens are really concentrated in the hundreds of thousands to millions of values, there are security measures brought not only technically but also organizationally to the maximum possible perfection. Breeding halls are secured, for example, by several doors, people working on farms and cars delivering fodder pass through the so-called disinfection mats, resp. brody. Is forbidden rotation of staff between individual halls and nurses are not allowed at home raise poultry.

Slovakia has come out quite well in recent epidemics of bird flu unlike neighboring countries. The epidemic only affected small people. True, etc. for breeders’ families, losses in the form of flock disposal are appreciable – economically and by the fact that people have created a flock of hens emotional bond.

People did not pay attention to bird flu for a long time, they started to register it in the 18th and 19th centuries. For the first time, it caused great damage in large farms American in Minnesota in 1971. Veterinarian Jozef Kalus recalls that people simply have to learn to live with the disease. It surrounds us – bird flu viruses are a natural part not only breeding, but the whole environment.

Know what you are buying

Slovak poultry producers reminded that all poultry and eggs that placed on the market are under constant veterinary control. “Our products are safe, we are the only country in Central Europe that has not In recent years, serious problems with bird flu, therefore, people they do not have to worry about food of Slovak origin, “said the director of the Union of poultry of Slovakia Daniel Molnár.

Poland and Hungary, on the other hand, are struggling with bird flu in large farms. Poles discovered four outbreaks this winter influenza on farms where they raised more than a hundred thousand turkeys. In Hungary they have two outbreaks so far, it is a farm with 53,000 turkeys and 115,000 ducks. Since one of them is located near the district of Komárno, it must be really alert.

The avian influenza virus is eliminated by heat treatment. But it is important know what I buy, the safest is the production from Slovak breeders whose production is controlled by veterinarians. When shopping is It is important to note not only the first page of the label, but also the back of the packaging. Sometimes in the case of identical logs, the origin of the poultry is different, which is indicated on the other side of the package.

Slovakia has already registered two cases of avian influenza, one in a smallholder poultry farm in Zbehy near Nitra, the other in the village of Cífer near Trnava. Small or large poultry farmers must be alert.

“In the second case, it is again a private utility small breeder. More specifically, it is the breeding of laying hens (19 pieces) for production eggs for own consumption. The farm was located in the back of the yard family house, where the laying hens had free range and were not secured against contact of poultry with wild birds. He found the first death of three laying hens owner 15.01.2020, another laying hen died 16.01.2020. Breeder he reported the fact to RVPS Trnava, which subsequently removed the dead laying hens and sent them by a collection line for examination to the National Reference laboratory in Zvolen, which subsequently confirmed the positive result. The animals are no longer in the farm, they were all killed and in the farm disinfection and cleaning of the poultry breeding area is in progress, “she said Ministry of Agriculture.

Slovakia is currently managing the infection

The current H5N8 virus is more aggressive. Bird flu Similarly, human influenza has varying degrees of epidemic, if any it affects large-scale farming, leaving enormous economic damage.

Slovakia has so far faced the avian influenza disease successfully, but in the case of this disease, the well-known adage of praise the day before applies in the evening, that is, unless the migration of birds ends, they cannot breathe neither small nor large breeders. Their fate is reminiscent of connected vessels. Although according to the expert on avian medicine Jozef Kalus, large-scale farming is almost perfectly protected by a complex of different measures, the moment they find themselves in the protection zone with a radius of three kilometers around the outbreak and in observations with a radius of 10 kilometers around the focus, is their production blocked.

The fate of large farms is therefore not entirely in their hands, but they decide about it with their breeding practices and small farmers. And you in spite of that lifestyle changes in the countryside still hold a respectable number poultry – out of a total of six million laying hens, it is domestic 2.3 million, large farms are kept together in industrial halls 3.7 million laying hens.

The flu has been, is and will be

Veterinarians are reminded again and again that the most important thing is to prevent it direct contact of poultry with wild birds. It means overlap paddocks hens, but hand on heart, meet this measure to dot in each small breeding is probably impossible. In any case, all breeders should out of respect not only for their breeding, but also for the breeding of their neighbors to be extremely careful.

In large farms, where flocks of hens are really concentrated in the hundreds of thousands to millions of values, there are security measures brought not only technically but also organizationally to the maximum possible perfection. Breeding halls are secured, for example, by several doors, people working on farms and cars delivering fodder pass through the so-called disinfection mats, resp. brody. Is forbidden rotation of staff between individual halls and nurses are not allowed at home raise poultry.

Slovakia has come out quite well in recent epidemics of bird flu unlike neighboring countries. The epidemic only affected small people. True, etc. for breeders’ families, losses in the form of flock disposal are appreciable – economically and by the fact that people have created a flock of hens emotional bond.

People did not pay attention to bird flu for a long time, they started to register it in the 18th and 19th centuries. For the first time, it caused great damage in large farms American in Minnesota in 1971. Veterinarian Jozef Kalus recalls that people simply have to learn to live with the disease. It surrounds us – bird flu viruses are a natural part not only breeding, but the whole environment.

Know what you are buying

Slovak poultry producers reminded that all poultry and eggs that placed on the market are under constant veterinary control. “Our products are safe, we are the only country in Central Europe that has not In recent years, serious problems with bird flu, therefore, people they do not have to worry about food of Slovak origin, “said the director of the Union of poultry of Slovakia Daniel Molnár.

Poland and Hungary, on the other hand, are struggling with bird flu in large farms. Poles discovered four outbreaks this winter influenza on farms where they raised more than a hundred thousand turkeys. In Hungary they have two outbreaks so far, it is a farm with 53,000 turkeys and 115,000 ducks. Since one of them is located near the district of Komárno, it must be really alert.

The avian influenza virus is eliminated by heat treatment. But it is important know what I buy, the safest is the production from Slovak breeders whose production is controlled by veterinarians. When shopping is It is important to note not only the first page of the label, but also the back of the packaging. Sometimes in the case of identical logs, the origin of the poultry is different, which is indicated on the other side of the package.