Bird Flu Update 22/05/21

Avian Influenza

The risk of avian influenza in poultry with good biosecurity has been reduced to ‘low’ for all poultry. As a result, the mandatory enhanced biosecurity requirements that were brought in as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) have been lifted from midday Saturday 15 May 2021.

Revocation of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (PDF, 15.2KB, 1 page)

Whilst the AIPZ is being lifted, high standards of biosecurity should be retained as infection may still be present in the environment and good biosecurity should be maintained for the health of your birds. See our biosecurity section for further information.

For further information on the evidence which supported the decision to implement the AIPZ between the 11 December 2020 and the 15 May 2021 including the additional housing measures from the 14 December 2020 to the 31 March 2021. See our risk assessments.


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