Netherlands reports new avian influenza outbreaks on layer farm

Approximately 110,000 layers culled
calendar icon 7 December 2023
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A new case of avian influenza has been reported in the Dutch municipality of Putten, which is situated in the province of Gelderland, according to a report from the ministry of agriculture.

The outbreak took place on a laying hen farm. To prevent the spread of the virus, approximately 110,000 chickens were culled by the NVWA.

Two other poultry farms are located within the one-kilometre zone. These companies are screened by the NVWA and sampled for avian influenza. 

There are 10 poultry farms within the three-kilometre zone. All companies in the three-kilometre zone, including the two companies in the one-kilometre zone, have been sampled for avian influenza by the NVWA.

In the 10-kilometer zone are 82 other farms, including three poultry slaughterhouses. A corridor has been established for the supply of slaughter animals to the poultry slaughterhouses.

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