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Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10.12.20 Following the latest outbreaks of Avian Influenza and the requirement to keep all captive birds indoors from 14th December 2020, the RPRA CEO has met with DEFRA today (10th December 2020) to discuss the impact on racing pigeons. The ‘Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Racing Pigeons’ that was first published […]

Avian Flu Outbreaks

04.12.20: New housing measures, which will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14th December, mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of Avian Influenza and eradicate the disease. These housing […]

Avian Influenza case in Suffolk

The official notice from Defra regarding the latest outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) is as follows: “Please note that on 10 December 2019 the CVO confirmed a case of low pathogenic avian influenza H5 in a commercial chicken flock in Mid Suffolk. We have put in place a 1km Restriction Zone around the infected […]

Save the pigeon sport from bird flu

The world governing body for pigeon racing – the FCI – has set up a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of proving that racing pigeons are not susceptible to bird flu. Please read the FCI’s  following press release, and consider lending your support. FCI Press Release 2017 will go down in history as the year […]