Avian flu outbreak in Yorkshire

Posted at November 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Avian flu outbreak in Yorkshire

Defra has announced that a case of avian flu has been confirmed on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire. Immediate action has been taken, including introducing a 10km restriction zone and culling all poultry on the farm to prevent any potential spread of infection.

Poultry farmers are reminded that some strains of avian influenza cause a notifiable disease so if they suspect any strain of avian influenza they must inform their nearest Animal and Plant and Health Agency immediately – failure to do so is an offence.

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