UPDATE ON AVIAN INFLUENZA OUTBREAK IN
Defra today announced changes to the disease control
measures put in place to tackle the H5N1 outbreak in
At today, 1 March, the specific Protection Zone (PZ) restrictions will be removed and will become part of the wider Surveillance Zone (SZ).
In addition, the requirement to house birds within all of the zones, including the Restricted Zone, will be lifted.
Defra has carried out enhanced surveillance of 1
Chief Veterinary Officer Fred Landeg said: “This is a
positive step that has resulted from our work to stamp out the disease. However,
we cannot afford to be complacent. We must remain vigilant and I must stress again
how important it is for poultry keepers to practice good bio-security.” Minister
for Animal Health Ben Bradshaw said: "I would like to thank the public and
poultry keepers in the areas of
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