US poultry producers have slaughtered 9,600 chickens after an outbreak of Newcastle Disease in California, which health officials have been trying to prevent infecting large-scale commercial poultry producers. They have reported that outbreaks were discovered in 25 smallholdings in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Meanwhile, 7,550 chickens were destroyed after an outbreak on a farm near Horsley Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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