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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Guernsey States Vet issues warning and advice about Ragwort to horse owners

Submitted by Steve on 12:44, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA have been made aware of a number of concerns from the public regarding livestock that are on fields with or near a plant called ragwort which can cause them harm.

Recently David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer has released some advice and we wanted to share this with you.

David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer "Horses are grass grazing animals and preferentially eat grass."

"If little grass is available then they may start to eat other plants including noxious weeds such as ragwort."

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Information for dog owners in Guernsey: Statement from the States Vet regarding the pond at L'Ancresse

Submitted by Steve on 10:21, 9th Nov, 2014 | 0

Below is a statement from the Guernsey States Vet David Chamberlin:

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GSPCA, Guernsey Police & the States Vet meet to discuss New Animal Welfare Law & the changes it brings

Submitted by Steve on 11:41, 3rd Jul, 2014 | 0

With the New Animal Welfare Ordinance (2012) coming into effect this week a meeting was held with those at the forefront of implementing and working with the new legislation.

Staff from Commerce and Employment including Mike Northmore and David Chamberlin the States Vet, staff from the GSPCA including the Manager Steve Byrne and Welfare and Education Officer Sarah Creasey and the Guernsey Police Training Officers PC Claire Milner and PC Adrian Walder met to discuss the changes and the implications to the animals of Guernsey and their owners.

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