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Targeted approach to controlling avian influenza takes effect

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NEW measures to protect against highly pathogenic avian influenza represent the best approach to controlling disease, protecting bird welfare and allowing consumers to buy free-range products.

That was the view from the Chief Veterinary Officer, ahead of the introduction of targeted measures on February 28.

Nigel Gibbens said effective disease control would always be a priority. ‘H5N8 continues to circulate in wild birds and we must all continue to do everything we can to reduce the risk of disease,’ he said.

In England, …

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