England declared a PREVENTION ZONE for Avian Influenza
The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared England a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Influenza currently circulating in mainland Europe.
Guidance on Avian Influenza has been updated on the GOV.UK website (link below) and DEFRA have also issued a press release with advice to poultry owners and farmers (second link below). Their guidance document “Biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds within a Prevention Zone”, has also been updated. (copy attached.)
DEFRA have set up a help line : 03459335577 (within the UK)
GOV.UK Guidance Avian Influenza updated 061216: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
DEFA Press Release 061216: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-protect-poultry-against-avian-flu
Tendring Council officers will be:
- Liaising with facilities where “captive” birds are kept, ie petting zoos
- Issuing a press release in support of the DERA advice and Helpline information
- Re-tweeting DEFRA advice and Helpline information
If you are aware of members in your community who have “captive” birds, please make them aware of this information.