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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 […]

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 […]

Avian Flu Latest

DEFRA has today notified us of the following: “This is to advise you that the Surveillance Zone put in place after disease was confirmed in Preston, was lifted at 00:01 yesterday morning, Sunday 16 August. Updated guidance advising poultry keepers how to minimise the risk of infection on their premises has been published. “This link […]