The EU has approved legislation permitting the feeding of pig-processed animal protein to poultry and poultry-processed animal protein to pigs, along with ruminant gelatine, collagen, and protein derived from insects to pigs and poultry.
As members will be aware, the UK pig sector is currently facing severe challenges as a result of insufficient staff to process pigs at abattoirs. AIC has been in discussions with NPA about how we and members can help support the sector.
African swine fever (ASF) is a notifiable animal disease which affects pigs. It does not affect humans and is not the same disease as classical swine fever or swine influenza. AIC continues to monitor the situation closely.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have published updated biosecurity guidance for poultry keepers following the introduction of the Great Britain-wide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ). As part of the guidance, poultry keepers are asked to complete a self-assessment biosecurity checklist for their premises.
AIC Services have released their latest Continual Professional Development (CPD) training for advisers registered within the Feed Adviser Register (FAR). This CPD explores the issue of antimicrobial resistance and how good nutrition can form part of the solution to reduce antibiotic use on farm, ensuring livestock remain healthy and build up immunity to disease.