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Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In anticipation and preparation that racing will commence in the very near future, we wish to take this opportunity to remind club secretaries of the requirements to inform the APHA of the location and details of gatherings (race marking) at least seven days in advance. Given that the race season would have normally started by […]

Avian Influenza Updates

Earlier this morning I was informed that the meeting scheduled for this afternoon had been cancelled. I am sure this will be a great disappointment to you all, as it is to me. However, a Defra representative has taken the time to speak to me, and as a result I am able to provide the […]

Training and Racing Update

We are sure that everyone is following the updates in relation to Covid 19 and Avian Influenza restrictions, to try and get an indication as to when pigeon racing may commence. The devolved Governments provided an update last week, and now that the Prime Minister has provided his initial road map out of lockdown we […]

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 […]