The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.
This now requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds across England to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds. Information on the new measures can be found here.
Poultry keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns. Bio-security advice can be found here.
Trading Standards Service is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions relating to animal disease control and are working with DEFRA to publicise this precautionary measure and encourage keepers to comply with the Prevention Zone measures.
The following guidance is also available:
Suffolk Trading Standards are providing up-to-date advice and information on their social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook), as well as via their weekly email alert. If you would like to receive this email, please complete the following form.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact TradingStandards@suffolk.gov.uk