Industrial Development Trend
On April 17, after the occurrence of virus H7N9 bird flu epidemic, Ministry of Agriculture paid high attention to it. According to Animal H7n9 Bird Flu Emergency Monitoring Program, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Departments at all regions actively carried out H7N9 bird flu virus monitoring and epidemic situation survey work. Up to now, H7N9 Bird Flu virus hasn’t been separated from samples from live bird trade market and wild pigeons. H7N9 Bird Flu virus has been separated from samples from livestock and poultry farms, wild bird habitats and slaughterhouses. No abnormal situation occurs during survey on poultry farms.
Recently, after the occurrence of bird flu, although H7N9 bird flu epidemic doesn’t happen to poultry, poultry industry in our country is still greatly impacted. According to preliminary estimation of China Animal Agriculture Association, up to 15th of this month, direct loss of baby meat chicken has been over 3.7 billion Yuan, and live chicken and chicken product sales have lost over 13 billion Yuan.
• National chief veterinarian Yu Kangzhen emphasizes at the video meeting of National Spring Major Animal Epidemic Prevention and Control-do well the job of spring major animal epidemic prevention and control steadily
On March 8, the video meeting of National Spring Major Animal Epidemic Prevention and Control was held in Beijing. National chief veterinarian Yu Kangzhen emphasized at the meeting that grasp current situation accurately, highlight the key points, implement all kinds of prevention and control measures steadily and strive to ensure regional major animal epidemic wouldn’t occur.