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Friday, 09 December 2016 12:26

AVIAN FLU

Please share this information with all your friends, family and neighbours, especially those that you know keep poultry or captive birds.

You may have already seen information in the press that the Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.

This now requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds across England to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds.Information on the new measures can be found here.

Poultry keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.

Any person in charge of poultry (such as chickens, hens, turkeys, etc) and captive birds must take all appropriate and practicable steps to ensure that:

Further bio-security advice can be found here.

 

The following guidance is also available:

 How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, measures to prevent it, and the Prevention Zone – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu