"I just put ducks back in two buildings, I hope I didn't do something stupid." Like all poultry farmers in the Pays de la Loire or Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Louis-Marie Pasquier walks on eggshells, after relaunching his production of chickens, turkeys and roasting ducks in the spring.
In these regions, hit twice (in spring and autumn 2022), by violent waves of avian influenza, poultry production has slowly resumed since mid-April. And since May 15 for ducks, the species most sensitive to this virus that has decimated French farms for a decade.
In fact, the disease and its clinical signs are almost undetectable on the palmiped for nearly eight days, while it is much faster for other species. Consequence; When the duck dies, the virus is already out of control.
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This parameter encourages the utmost caution when relaunching farms, in an area that concentrates 25% of production...
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