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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UK advice of Avian Flu in Europe - we are awaiting local advice for Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 15:08, 7th Dec, 2016 | 0

The UK have issued this advice to poultry owners - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-protect-poultry-against-avian-flu

At the GSPCA we are awaiting to hear on any local guidance from the Guernsey States Vet in the light of Avian Flu in Europe. 

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