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Between December 2014 and June 2015, 223 outbreaks of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) virus in commercial and backyard flocks occurred in 15 states of the USA. In this article a time-spatial analysis of the outbreaks in Iowa is presented, documenting the problems in euthanizing and depopulating the affected farms as well as in depositing the carcasses
Focus on benefits of heat treatment to reduce embryonic mortality caused by prolonged storage in avian species. Current technology allows being more accurate and the process with consistent results irrespective of egg age, breed, size, egg weight or storage time of the loaded eggs.