Research inactivates avian flu virus in poultry feed

Formaldehyde-based products found to be effective at inactivating avian flu virus in non-pelleted poultry feeds.

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) announced the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., in which researchers showed how to inactivate avian influenza virus in poultry feed.

USPOULTRY approved $550,000 in emergency funding in October 2015 to support further avian influenza research and communication as a result of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak last spring.

In the project summary, Dr. Haroldo Toro of Aubu

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