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Nov 27, 2014

Defra Guidance in Response to Bird Flu Outbreak

Defra have published guidance on biosecurity measures for wild birds, following an outbreak of avian flu in Yorkshire. 

On 16 November 2014 Defra confirmed a case of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire.  Infected wild birds are one possible source of the outbreak and may contribute to further disease spread. The risk of spread through this route can be reduced by maintaining strict biosecurity measures, including minimising contact between potentially infected wild birds and poultry.

This guidance provides information on a range of biosecurity measures applicable to those who keep birds for commercial, hobby purposes or other purposes.

Click here to view the guidance document. 

Further information can be found on the Animal Care and Management Section of the BIAZA website. 

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