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Avian Flu Update

Avian Flu Update

Last week an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was applied to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in Great Britain

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must follow biosecurity measures. The measures have been introduced because of the recent number of confirmed cases of Avian Influenza in Great Britain. Avian Influenza is also present in Europe, and wild bird migration brings birds to Great Britain from areas where highly pathogenic Avian Influenza is present.

Information regarding the latest situation on Avian Influenza, including full details of the Prevention Zone requirements, can be found here.

If you keep poultry, then we ask that you register with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). If you have 50 or more birds, you are legally required to register but you can choose to register voluntarily if you have less than that. By doing this you will be kept informed on the latest bird flu information so you can take action to reduce the risk to your birds, which in turn reduces the risk to all UK poultry. It's quick and easy to register here.

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:13 by Kevin Bacon

Tags: Avian Flu