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Avian influenza: biosecurity guidance on protecting poultry from wild birds

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DEFRA has published biosecurity guidance for the keepers of poultry and other birds to help them protect against the risk of avian influenza being introduced to their flocks by wild birds.

The guidance, which was published on Defra's website on November 25, follows confirmation earlier this month of a case of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire (VR, November 22, 2014, vol 175, pp 495-496). Defra said on November 25 that investigations into the source of the outbreak were continuing. …

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