AVIAN FLU UPDATE - Removal of housing requirement in Higher Risk Areas from 13 April from Defra in the UK

Submitted by Steve on 19:34, 13th Apr, 2017 | 0

The GSPCA would like to pass on an update in Guernsey from the UK authorities about Avian Flu who today have relaxed restrictions due to the mild spring for poultry and bird keepers.

Below is an update in the UK from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) -

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Update on avian influenza (bird flu) in the UK and advice on how to reduce the risks

Submitted by Steve on 12:00, 3rd Mar, 2017 | 0

For Guernsey bird owners this advice was issued earlier this year by the States Vet in light of the continued UK restrictions -

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The latest situation on avian influenza (bird flu) in the UK and advice on how to reduce the risks

Submitted by Steve on 08:43, 16th Feb, 2017 | 0

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds. The H5N8 strain of the disease has been found in wild and farmed birds in the UK. A number of measures are in place to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.

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The latest situation on avian influenza (bird flu) in the UK and advice on how to reduce the risks

Submitted by Steve on 18:16, 27th Jan, 2017 | 0

Here is the latest information released by the UK about Avian influenza (bird flu)

Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds. The H5N8 strain of the disease has been found in wild and farmed birds in the UK. A number of measures are in place to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.

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UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire

Submitted by Steve on 10:27, 18th Jan, 2017 | 0

The UK gov.uk have issued this information -

'The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

This follows confirmation of the disease in a flock of turkeys on a nearby farm on 16 December 2016. There is unlikely to be a direct link to the previous case but a full investigation is under way to confirm this.

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