New housing measures will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14 December
Due to an increase in cases of Avian Influenza across the UK, keepers of poultry and captive birds will be required to house all birds indoors from the 14th of December 2020. Please follow this link for more details and consider sharing with any clients that you know keep backyard birds.
Members of the public should report dead wild birds to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77 (option 7), and Veterinary Surgeons and keepers should report suspicion of disease to APHA on 03000 200 301. Veterinary Surgeons and keepers of captive birds should familiarise themselves with Defra’s avian flu advice.