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Badminton suppliers affected, too

B>HANOI:/BVietnam's badminton suppliers are simply the latest, albeit most unexpected, sector to be hit by the fallout from bird flu in the country.

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Asian governments suspend US poultry imports

B>HANOI/B>: Asian nations moved Sunday to suspend poultry imports from the United States after bird flu was detected there, as China reported more outbreaks of the disease that has killed 18 people in the region.


Lower demand after bird flu scare puts poultry industry in turmoil

A drastic change in consumer diet from chicken to other meats caused by the bird flu scare has resulted in lower broiler production that has plunged the poultry industry into uncertainties.

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Vietnam denies claims of bird flu in pigs

B>HANOI:/BVietnamese officials denied Saturday claims that pigs have been infected with the avian flu virus that has forced the slaughter of millions of chickens throughout Asia and killed at least 18 people.

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Three more cases in Thailand

B>BANGKOK:/BThailand reported three more suspected cases of bird flu in humans Saturday, bringing the total number of suspected infections to 23, including nine deaths.


Shocked by careless dumping of carcasses

From I.Y. of Petaling Jaya, Selangor


Hunger in farms, glut in the city

By M. Veera Pandiyan


No ducking the issue

The brief for this story started off simply enough: How to raise a good-to-eat duck. With that in mind, MENG YEW CHOONG set off to visit commercial duck farms in Perak. What he discovered was an industry struggling to overcome increasingly difficult conditions. But all the farmers' concerns how pale in the face of the avian flu threat . . .


Duck secrets

Appearance is everything when it comes to selecting a good duck to be served in fussy Chinese restaurants.


Fines for those who flout Thai food ban

The Customs and Veterinary Services Department here will issue compounds to those who bring in banned Thai livestock and poultry products with immediate effect.