Fowl Typhoid Control Claims 30,000 Birds in County Tyrone

18 November 2013, at 11:19am

NORTHERN IRELAND – Almost 30,000 birds have been destroyed in response to a fowl typhoid outbreak on two neighbouring farms in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Both outbreaks of Salmonella gallinarum happened on commercial egg units, three kilometres apart, near the central village of Pomeroy.

The first outbreak started on 2 September in a 6000 bird flock. The second outbreak was confirmed the next day in one shed of a three shed, 24,000 bird poultry farm.

The decision was taken to destroy all the birds in the two other sheds. No other preventive measures have been taken.

Bacteriological and serotype tests at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute at Stormont, Belfast, yielded positive results on 9 September. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Neil Gibbons received notification on 15 November (Friday).

All uninfected birds were destroyed.

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