• Suspect case of avian flu

    A temporary control zone has been imposed at a poultry farm in Lancashire in light of a suspect case of avian flu - all birds at the premises are being culled. The restrictions mean that all poultry farms within the 10 kilometre temporary control zone around the affected premises are not allowed to move poultry and other birds. The decision to take precautionary action has been taken based on the clinical ...

    Posted at July 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Suspect case of avian flu
  • 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 ...

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