The recent avian influenza, confirmed by the Kaduna State government to be ravaging Chikun, Igabi and Lere local councils, has infected over 100,000 birds in poultry farms.
9 May 2021
Poultry farmers in Bauchi State are counting their losses as Avian Influenza (bird flu) outbreak killed 50,000 birds, while 27,000 of them were deliberately slaughtered to prevent the spread of the disease.
25 Mar 2021
Apart from the general stifling economic environment and rising cost of feed ingredients, factors that make poultry production unsustainable are thermal heat stress, Avian Influenza (bird flu) infestation and fire disasters. Hence, poultry farm owners, especially egg producers, have been advised to take proactive measures such as heat mitigation palliatives, fire and bird flu outbreak…
9 Feb 2018
Sir: Since Lassa fever was first reported in Nigeria in Lassa town in Borno State in 1969, several thousands of Nigerians especially medical and health workers...
2 Jun 2017
Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development raised the alert at a meeting with state Commissioners of Agriculture in Abuja on Friday.
18 Apr 2017
The Agriculture and Rural Development Division of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)’s Administration has reported the loss of over 1.5 million birds to avian Influenza.
27 Feb 2017
Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau, between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN).
24 Feb 2017
The intervention is part of an urgent effort by the federal government to address challenges in the agricultural sub-sector in line with its policy on self-sufficiency in food production.