Avian Flu - updated December 2022
Avian influenza outbreaks Buckinghamshire and Surrey
Actions are required from captive bird keepers within the monitoring zones. Please see: avian influenza outbreaks in Buckinghamshire and Surrey.
Mandatory housing measures are in place for all poultry and captive birds.
The housing measures legally require all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the disease, regardless of type or size.
Visit bird flu (avian influenza): how to spot and report it in poultry or other captive birds (GOV.UK), for guidance and regular disease updates.
Legislation exists to protect both human, through the food chain, and animal health. This prevents the introduction of serious, notifiable diseases such as Avian Flu and Foot and Mouth and includes requirements for maintaining records and ensuring livestock are identified. Measures also exist to protect the welfare of livestock, whether on smallholdings, farms, in transit or at abattoirs.
This Farm Regulators' Charter sets out what you can expect from a farm visit by a regulator and what your responsibilities are.
If you are a new livestock keeper please ensure that you have obtained a holding number from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on 03000 200 301 and then a herd/flock number from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (AHPA a DEFRA agency) on 03000 200 301. We will then be notified.
Who to contact
- Livestock keepers in Buckinghamshire or Surrey, contact us on 0300 123 2329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Animal health emergencies, please note that we no longer operate an out of hours service. To report a notifiable disease in animals or serious welfare problem in farmed animals, please contact Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on 03000 200 301
- Pet Travel Scheme helpline 0370 241 1710
- Consumers, contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133.
Animal Health Newsletter
We have produced this newsletter to bring together all the latest animal health updates in one convenient location for you. Please do take a couple of minutes to have a look and follow the links to further information as needed.
Find out about
- Animal disease
- Cattle Keeper requirements
- Feed hygiene requirements
- Horse passports
- Pig Keeper requirements
- Poultry Keeper requirements
- Sheep and Goat Keeper requirements
- Pet Travel Scheme
- Exporting animals and animal products after the EU exit
- Importing animals and animal products after the EU exit