Bird flu on new paths
Climate change is altering the migration routes of wild birds. This could favor the current massive spread of avian influenza in Europe.
Avian influenza: Compulsory housing of domestic poultry as of January 10, 2023
As of Jan. 10, 2023, poultry in "areas with a high risk of avian influenza" must be kept indoors or at least under cover until further notice.
Avian influenza detected in wild birds in Austria
Since the end of the year, cases of avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in several wild birds in Vienna and Lower Austria (districts of Gmünd and Melk). Therefore, stall duty is reintroduced in…
Food control: meat dishes
We examined dishes from the catering and communal catering sectors to determine whether the information on the types of meat used was accurate. In four of 73 samples examined, meat other than that…
Animal disease radar October 2022
Monthly information on the international situation and spread of the most important animal diseases and epizootics relevant to Austria. So that possible risks can be identified and communicated at an…
Fewer antibiotics in veterinary medicine
In 2021, 39.07 tons of antimicrobial substances for livestock were distributed in Austria. Compared to 2020, this is a decrease of 10.5 percent.
Avian influenza in Austria
On 9.11.2022 we have confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza in Styria: Avian influenza virus, subtype H5N1, was detected in several animals (chickens and geese) in the district of Graz-Umgebung.
A voracious aphid hunter, it has been used for biological pest control. It has spread rapidly and poses a threat to native ladybugs and beneficial insects. In autumn, it is on the lookout for winter…
Marbled tree bug
It is a species of insect native to Asia that can cause economic damage through its sucking activity on fruits. In autumn, it is in search of winter quarters on houses and in apartments.