Newcastle disease in pheasants fully contained says Defra

UK - Defra has completed the cull of 10,240 pheasants infected with Newcastle disease on a farm in Surrey, according to Debbie Reynolds the chief veterinary officer.

The birds, which were imported from a game farm in France, were in a release pen when the game keeper became concerned at the health of several birds and submitted samples to a laboratory for diagnosis.

Once the disease was confirmed on July 15 DEFRA imposed infected area status around the farm stopping all movements of poultry and poultry related products within the area.

Source: FWi
calendar icon 26 July 2005
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