The risk level for Avian Influenza in the UK has been increased from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ in wild birds following two unrelated cases confirmed in Kent and Cheshire on 2nd November. The risk of infection within poultry in the UK has now also been increased from ‘low’ to ‘medium’.
In line with the increased risk levels that came into affect on 6th November, the Animal & Plant Health Agency are urging bird keepers to remain vigilant and to maintain increased biosecurity measures to limit the risk of infection within their flock.
For more information on these latest AI changes, please see the gov.uk website here.
We will keep you updated on any further developments. If you have any queries regarding this outbreak and/or any concerns about your birds – particularly if you are overwintering stock – then please speak to your regional vet or contact the practice on 01392 872932.