Contagious strains of avian influenza discovered in France

September 23, 2021

French officials announced that one of the most contagious strains of avian influenza (AI), H5N8, was discovered in Aisne and has spread to Luxembourg and Belgium.  The infected animals were immediately destroyed, with all necessary …

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Meet the new members of Scientific Advisory Committee

April 8, 2021

Earlier this month, UEP welcomed three new members to UEP’s Scientific Advisory Committee for Animal Welfare. These accomplished individuals bring a wealth of experience to the program. Dr. Yuko Sato Dr. Yuko Sato is an …

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Utah governor signs into law cage-free eggs mandate

March 19, 2021

Published by Feedstuffs, Jacqui Fatka | Mar 19, 2021 Seven states now have enacted into law cage requirements for egg-laying hens. Utah Governor Spencer Cox just signed SB 147 into law, requiring the use of cage-free systems in …

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The scientists behind UEP Certified

March 18, 2021

The UEP Certified Guidelines were developed by an independent Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprised of veterinarians and university professors who are recognized experts in hen welfare. This committee was groundbreaking, creating a model for other …

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Biosecurity vigilance critical during spring migration

February 18, 2021

Although most of the U.S. is encountering winter weather, spring is right around the corner, and the wild birds are beginning to migrate back to northern breeding grounds. Migration is arduous, and birds need to …

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