Cases of Avian Flu have increased both regionally and nationally causing huge disruption for poultry keepers and their flocks.
As well as concerns for keeping poultry safe, we recognise that the situation will be distressing for farming families who are having to meet heightened biosecurity rules and are facing day-to-day uncertainty about their flock’s health.
To help our farmers stay well informed and up to date as the situation changes, we have compiled below a concise list of helpful links to authoritative information from the Animal & Plant Health Agency, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, Defra and the UK Health Security Agency.
Useful links to the latest information
- What is Avian Flu?
- How to spot Avian Flu, what to do if you suspect it and measures to prevent it
- Interactive Disease Map showing where Control Zones are currently in place
- Avian Flu-specific contingency planning guidance
- Defra’s latest news updates and published guidance
Support for farming families
We understand that this will be a stressful and challenging time for many poultry keepers.
If you need support, please do reach out to the farming help charities who provide a raft of emotional, financial, medical and practical support.
Contact details for various farming charities are listed here, courtesy of the Yorkshire Rural Support Network.