Around 2,700 pheasants on a Danish poultry farm will be culled due to bird flu being detected. The cull is being done for animal welfare and to prevent the spread of infection. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has advised other farmers in the area to move their animals into covered enclosures, avoid contact with wild animals, and clean their clothes and boots before coming into contact with their birds.
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About 2,700 pheasants would be culled on a Danish poultry farm near the German border after bird flu was detected, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said on Wednesday. Bird flu viruses only rarely infect humans. The agency called on farmers and hobby breeders in the area to move their animals into covered enclosures and feed them there. It also recommended that contact with wild animals be avoided and breeders should clean their clothes and boots before going to their birds. The affected pheasant farm is located near the town of Tønder, just across the border with Germany. A protection zone and a surveillance zone had been set up within a radius of 3 kilometres and 10 kilometres respectively. Rules included a prohibition on poultry exhibitions and strict monitoring of the movements of poultry and poultry products. The measures were initially applied for 30 days. The Danish agency believed the pheasants might have been ...