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Vaccinate or we'll lose bloodlines

by 5m Editor
15 May 2006, at 12:00am

UK - Government chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds has been lobbied by poultry breeders to reconsider the decision not to vaccinate some flocks against avian influenza. Janet Houghton-Wallace of Turkey UK, which represents breeders, told Dr Reynolds that the UK could lose valuable bloodlines should a widespread cull take place. &quot;This is not like the commercial sector where birds can be replaced; these are the foundation and in many cases are not replaceable,&quot; she warned. <i>Source: Fwi</i>

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