Avian Flu – December update -2022


In November, the government announced mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds to all areas of England. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-housing-order-to-be-introduced-across-england

The housing measures legally require all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the disease, regardless of type or size.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), are working to spread awareness of the current England-wide housing order and biosecurity advice that all bird keepers should follow, to help stop the spread of the disease.

The government has launched a new online system for reporting dead wild birds and published guidance on when and how to report dead wild birds.

Guidance and online system:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/report-dead-wild-birds https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bird-flu-avian-influenza-latest-situation-in-england