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St Helena : St Helena: OUTBREAK OF SERIOUS POULTRY DISEASE
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 21.08.2014 (Current Article)

An outbreak of a serious and highly contagious bird disease has been identified in two specific chicken flocks in Half Tree Hollow and New Ground. ANRD Veterinary Service is working with a major UK laboratory to diagnose the disease.

OUTBREAK OF SERIOUS POULTRY DISEASE

An outbreak of a serious and highly contagious bird disease has been identified in two specific chicken flocks in Half Tree Hollow and New Ground. ANRD Veterinary Service is working with a major UK laboratory to diagnose the disease.

In the meantime, ANRD has imposed a Quarantine Order which restricts movements in and out of the affected properties. This is designed to confine the disease and minimise the risk of its transfer. The Quarantine Order, made under the Animals (Diseases) Regulations, is initially set for 4 weeks from today. Notices have been posted at the two premises and disinfectant points established.

This disease is highly contagious and can easily be spread from one bird to another. In order to help stop the spread of this deadly disease and save St Helenaís poultry stock, it is vital that poultry keepers follow the simple measures below:

STOP THE SPREAD

Wherever practical, try to keep your poultry inside the coop
Even if your set-up means you are unable to do this, keep all feed and water inside the coop

Do your best to exclude wild birds by blocking holes and using netting
Set up a footbath such as a bucket or washing up bowl filled with disinfectant or bleach at the entrance to the coop. Dip your feet on the way in and on the way out - to create a barrier to germs
Have a dedicated set of boots and overalls for your poultry coop which never leave your premises

Wash your hands after visiting the chickens

Discourage visitors to your coop

And report any unusual deaths or symptoms to the Veterinary Service at ANRD on tel. 24724. Symptoms in chickens may include all or some of:

o Open mouth breathing
o Coughing and sneezing
o Discharge from the eyes and nostrils
o Blackening of combs and wattles
o Sudden egg drop, combined with pale, paper-thin egg shells
o Severe yellow and watery diarrhoea
Any enquiries can be made to the Senior Veterinary Officer at ANRD on tel. 24724 or email: joe-hollins@enrd.gov.sh

SHG
21 August 2014

 

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Tristan : Tristan da Cunha: The Way Tristanians Tell It
Submitted by Tristan Times (Juanita Brock) 07.01.2004 (Current Article)

Daniel Schreier and Karen Lavarello-Schreier have written an informative book about Tristan da Cunha, its people, way of life and language.

TRISTAN da CUNHA: THE WAY TRISTANIANS TELL IT

By J. Brock (SARTMA)

 

The Cover of Daniel and Karen's book

Daniel Schreier and Karen Lavarello-Schreier have written an informative book about Tristan da Cunha, its people, way of life and language. Entitled "Tristan da Cunha: History, People, language," it has a forward by James Glass, the former Chief Islander and preface and acknowledgements by the authors. What makes this book unique is that it has an Islander as a co-author. Normally, outsiders, who have a keen interest and knowledge of the Island, author books about Tristan da Cunha.

This well-written book, published by Battlebridge Publications, details briefly a concise history of the Island from its discovery in 1506 by the Portuguese navigator, Tristao da Cunha, to its modern day events, including the 21 May 2001 hurricane that devastated the Island. Many black and white photos depict the Tristan of today, its people and life, as well as leisure activities. Newer photos show the damage the 2001 hurricane did to the Islandís infrastructure.

A Tristan Glossary completely details the Islandís unique interpretation of English and traces its words and phrases back to the original countries or origin. Afrikaans, Americanisms, dialectal English and uniquely Tristanian words are explained in the glossary.

Proceeds from the book are going to the Tristan Disaster Appeal. Details on how to obtain a copy of this book can be found on the website: http://www.battlebridge.com.

 

 

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