Further to that reported in Item 5, there have been several other outbreaks of AI in the UK.
- a) H5N1 on a premises near Wrexham, on 2nd
- b) H5N1 on a premises in Angus, Scotland on 2nd
- c) There have been multiple outbreaks detected in wild birds in sites across the UK, up to 3rd
As a result of this increased activity, the Chief Veterinary Officer has declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across Great Britain, effective from 5pm on 3rd November.
Further details and regular updates/current situation can be found in the Avian Influenza Section https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu on the Defra website.
Enhanced biosecurity measures should be put in place by all UKEP producers, to emulate those to be found in the “Laid in Britain Code of Practice” and the advice given in past issues of the Hotwire.