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Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

IMPORTANT You will be aware that over recent years the presence of Avian Influenza within domestic birds has resulted in the movement of certain birds being restricted. This could potentially have a devastating impact on pigeon racing and showing. However, to date Defra’s risk based approach in relation to pigeons has resulted in a limited […]

Bird Flu Latest

On 18 January 2018, Defra introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in England. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. It comes as H5N6 bird flu was confirmed in 13 wild birds in Warwickshire, a few days after bird flu – highly expected to be the […]

Outbreak of Avian Influenza in Europe

We have been notified by Defra that “Netherlands has confirmed an outbreak of H5N6 HPAI in 16,000 fattening ducks (4 weeks and 4 days old) in Flevoland region. The virus has been sequenced at the national reference laboratory and appears to be a reassortant between the H5N8 HPAI virus and a N6 LPAI virus, therefore […]

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 […]

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Latest

Keep up to date with the latest position on avian influenza at this page of the gov.uk website  Update 5th July 2017 The restrictions that were in place due to the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Diss, Norfolk have been removed today. This means that lofts located within the 10km zone around the outbreak are […]

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Updates

Update 5th April 2017 The Protection/Surveillance zones around Wyre, Redgrave and Haltwhistle have been lifted. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO SURVEILLANCE/PROTECTION ZONES IN FORCE IN THE UK. ———————————————————————————————- Update from the General Manager 20th March 2017 AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PIGEONS – EXERCISING, SHOWING, SALES, TRAINING AND RACING  The following guidance provides clarity for pigeon fanciers on […]