Westpoint Farm Vets and Minster Poultry Vets are hosting a free group discussion webinar.

There have been a number of confirmed cases at this point. The pattern of the outbreak is extremely broad – from Lincolnshire to Lancashire! And it may be too early to say whether this will go quiet, or if there is much more to come.

  • But what have we learned so far?
  • And what should we be doing now?

The Animal and Plant Health Agency have published information for flock keepers via the government website, and this is a useful source of updates. This also advises flock keepers to register their birds with APHA, but how important is this to do?

The Prevention Zone has been extended until the end of February, but with no guarantee that this won’t be extended again:

  • What does this order hope to achieve?
  • How far is it helping the situation?
  • And how important is compliance?
  • What particular health considerations should we be aware of whilst the animals must remain inside?

Avian influenza may be the current headliner, but is by no means the only watchword. What other exotic and notifiable diseases are the birds vulnerable to, and what signs are we looking out for?

This forthcoming webinar presentation will guide the small flock keeper through some of these questions. Registration is free and it will take place at a convenient evening time slot. Tuesday 21 February, at 7:00pm

To sign up for the webinar please visit www.westpointfarmvets.co.ukk and go to the news section at the bottom of the home page. There you will find information and a link to click that will take you to the registration page. You will then receive confirmation and be advised on what to do to join the discussion on your laptop or tablet. You can also join the webinar on your telephone, details will be sent to you when you register.

If you have any questions please email info@westpointfarmvets.co.uk and reference Avian Flu.