The outbreak of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H7N3) seen in the summer of 2012, in the region known as “Altos de Jalisco”, seriously affected the Mexican poultry industry –mainly egg layers.
Today in January 2014, the situation has changed for good. The repopulation of more than 23 million birds has taken place, and the Mexican flock is recovering, with the following results: 148 million egg layers, 263 million broilers for the cycle and 513,000 turkeys for the cycle.
It is worthwhile saying that the HPAI H7N3 virus prevails in Mexico, but what is important is that it is controlled, and when a new outbreak appears, interventions are in place for its control.
Fortunately, we have not had any new outbreaks of HPAI H7N3 in the Country; thus, the major challenges we have as an industry is to eradicate said virus as soon as possible .