Netherlands investigates three possible avian influenza outbreaks

Investigations are taking place in Oudwoude, Ospel and Neerkant
calendar icon 3 November 2022
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According to a recent report from Wageningen University and Research (WUR), three farms are under investigation for possible avian influenza outbreaks. Reported October 27, the first investigation is on a farm in Neerkant where approximately 25,000 laying hens have been impacted.

The possible second outbreak took place on a broiler farm in Oudwoude where 30,000 birds have been impacted. The second report came in on October 30.

There's a third investigation on a layer farm in Ospel where 94,000 hens have been impacted. The possible outbreak was reported on November 1. 

A housing obligation is set in place by the government in the Netherlands. Zoos, petting zoos and hobby farmers are required to fence off their poultry and waterfowl to prevent contact between these birds and diseased wild birds or their droppings. A nationwide ban applies to exhibiting poultry and waterfowl and visits to bird accommodation where at-risk birds are kept.

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