Defra has announced that the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for poultry and captive birds, introduced to help stop the spread of avian influenza, will be lifted from noon Tuesday 16th August.

 The UK has faced its largest ever outbreak of bird flu with more than 130 cases confirmed across the country since late October. The risk of avian influenza has now reduced to low for all poultry, but the Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, has urged keepers to still follow enhanced measures at all times to prevent the risk of future outbreaks.

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