Avian Flu Preparation Meetings to be Held in UK

2 October 2015, at 12:00am

UK - The UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) will be holding several informative events across Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the next few months, to help poultry farmers be prepared in the event of an outbreak.

With three outbreaks of avian influenza in the UK over the past nine months, the British Poultry Council said that it forms the single biggest threat to the UK and global poultry industry.

The topics covered will be areas such as biosecurity, early reporting of disease, Government compensation, requirements of secondary cleaning and disinfection to restocking and a return to country freedom from the disease, as well as contingency planning for exotic notifiable disease outbreak on farm and consequential losses incurred as a direct/indirect result of an outbreak.

Poultry farmers can register to attend one of the meetings here.