Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands on 30 October 2022.
The introduction of an AIPZ means regardless of whether you keep a few birds or thousands, you are legally required to meet enhanced biosecurity requirements to protect your birds from this highly infectious disease.
Avian influenza is a notifiable animal disease.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Birsay, Orkney Islands on 06 July 2022.
The GB dead wild bird surveillance programme has identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a variety of wild bird species.
“all poultry and captive bird keepers to keep their birds housed or otherwise separate from wild birds” Statement from Chief Veterinary Officers
The new housing measures will come into force on Monday 29 November,
“Avian flu is a continued threat to all poultry keepers, and as winter approaches we need to be ready for the increased risk of disease that migrating birds pose to our flocks.”
The measures brought in due to an outbreak of avian flu will be lifted on March 31st.
the bird flu prevention measures which meant fowl had to be kept indoors or in a secure environment, are to come to an end on 30th April.
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering Scotland will be extended until at least 30 April, the Scottish Government has confirmed.