UK - Defra has issued updated guidance for poultry keepers after a shot wild bird tested positive for H5N8 in Germany.
BVA President John Blackwell said: "BVA welcomes Defra’s reinforcement of the guidance to poultry keepers following the confirmation of avian flu in a wildfowl in Germany.
"The advice emphasises the importance of maintaining the highest biosecurity standards during an outbreak of avian flu, including protecting domestic poultry flocks from the risk of contact with wild birds.
"Poultry should be housed where possible and kept away from standing water, with food and water supplies protected.
"BVA would encourage poultry keepers to work with their local vets and take their advice on appropriate biosecurity measures if in any doubt."