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Bird Flu Identified in Worcestershire

DEFRA has advised that on the 26th October 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a rescue centre near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises. Fanciers can check where […]

Avian Influenza Updates

As of the 15th May the restrictions relating to Avian Influenza and channel racing are lifted. The following is taken from the DEFRA website: ‘All poultry and bird gatherings, including pigeon gatherings organised for races from mainland Europe, will also be permitted, provided organisers notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency at least seven days […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In preparation for the start of inland racing on Saturday 1st May, we have uploaded an updated version of the Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing. Before carrying out any multi-loft training or racing, individuals and organisations must read and adhere to the requirements of this updated code. Failure to do so […]

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 […]