UK - The National Farmers Union offers important guidance for farmers in the avian influenza zone regarding biosecurity and poultry movements.
Are you a livestock farmer located within the 3-km or 10-km Protection/Surveillance zones established in response to the avian flu case at Nafferton? Do you have any poultry on farm – even one pet hen?
If the answer to both questions is 'Yes', you are currently subject to movement restrictions for all poultry and mammals including cattle, sheep, pigs and horses.
Currently, the only movements of mammals being authorised under these circumstances, under licence, are direct to slaughter. There are currently no movements to live.
Licences can be applied for from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) as set out below:
- Licence applications can be downloaded from the APHA web site
- You will need to return the application (the EXD100 form) to email LDCC-North-ActivityMng&Liaison-Licensing&Restocking@apha.gsi.gov.uk or fax to 01905 768649 (Worcester APHA Office)
- Poultry on site will need to be inspected by a private vet within 24 hours of the movement taking place.
The APHA Licensing Team can be contacted on 01905 768732 (licensing queries only).
Any wider related enquiries to APHA Leeds 0300 3031324.
You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.
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