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French Ministry of Agriculture decided on December 5 to raise the level of epizootic risk with regard to the highly pathogenic avian influenza

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Published Dec 6, 2023

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The Ministry of Agriculture has raised the epizootic risk level for highly pathogenic avian influenza due to the strong circulation of the virus in migratory wildlife. The first outbreaks of the season were detected on turkey farms in Morbihan and Somme. This increase in risk level will require confinement or protection of birds in breeding establishments with less than 50 poultry or captive birds, as well as additional measures for the transportation of waterfowl.
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After raising the level of risk from "negligible" to "moderate" on November 28, the Ministry of Agriculture decided on December 5 to raise the epizootic risk level with respect to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). “This decision ensures better protection of livestock farms in the face of the threat represented by the strong circulation of the virus in migratory wildlife,” justifies the Ministry of Agriculture in a press release. The first outbreaks on farms of the 2023-2024 season were detected on November 28 and December 2, respectively in Morbihan and in the Somme, turkey farms in both cases. Impacts in terms of biosecurity In accordance with the decree of September 25, 2023 relating to surveillance, prevention, control and vaccination measures against HPAI, the “high” level of risk induces the confinement or protection by nets of birds held in breeding establishments. less than 50 poultry or captive birds (farmyards, zoos) and the sheltering and protection of ...
Source: Pleinchamp
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