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Leading Filipino animal health company ready to strengthen operations

The Philippines is sometimes seen as a minor market for commercial livestock production in Southeast Asia. However, times are changing. The country's leading animal health company UNAHCO is increasing its research and product range, plus exploring new geographies. Animal Pharm's correspondent Dr William Riley charts UNAHCO's progress and its prospects for the future.

Policy & Regulation Commercial

Philippine poultry, swine face severe seasonal pathogen threats

The Philippines is regarded as one the least developed livestock countries in Asia with veterinary systems in need of improvement. Weather impacts heavily on livestock production systems with seasonal pathogens taking a toll on production. Dr William Riley, Animal Pharm's Asian livestock specialist, takes a look at the current poultry and pig pathogens effecting farm output.

Porcine Poultry

PEDV remains a serious challenge to Asia's swine sector

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) appears to have been absent from headlines during the past several months in Asia but this may be because major epidemic outbreaks have not been evident. However, the virus remains a serious challenge throughout the Asian swine industry and preventive interventions are a top priority. Dr William Riley, an animal health and nutrition consultant based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, provides an update on the PEDV situation in Asia.

Foot and mouth disease Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Analysis: Beta-agonist pig feed abuse in Asia persists

Dr William Riley, an animal health and nutrition consultant based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, investigates the continuing problem in the Asian animal feed sector of the illegal use of beta-agonists to enhance the lean meat content of pigs before they are sent to market.

European Agricultural Policy Animal Health

Bird flu in Asia: The situation ahead of festival season

Traditions die hard and in the case of bird-to-human transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the preference of many Chinese to purchase live birds to slaughter during the holiday season puts them at a particular risk for airborne contact with the virus from infected animals. Dr William Riley, an animal health and nutrition consultant based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, provides an avian flu profile in Asia, with a particular focus on the up-coming Chinese New Year holiday.

Poultry Policy & Regulation

Beta-agonist pig feed abuse in Asia persists

Dr William Riley, an animal health and nutrition consultant based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, investigates the continuing problem in the Asian animal feed sector of the illegal use of beta-agonists to enhance the lean meat content of pigs before they are sent to market.

Feed & Additives Porcine
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