Ireland confirms HPAI in a commercial turkey flock

Published Nov 23, 2021

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DUBLIN – The government of Ireland established a protection zone around a commercial turkey farm in County Monaghan upon confirmation of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza at the premises, the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine said.

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The protection zone is at least a 3-km radius from the infected premises and a surveillance zone of at least a 10-km radius was established. “A census of all holdings within the PZ and SZ will be conducted and procedures put in place to control movements of live poultry, other captive birds, hatching and table eggs, used litter, manure and slurry from poultry holdings,” the agency said. HPAI H5N1 has been identified in wild birds in Galway, Limerick, Offaly, Donegal, Roscommon, Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford in recent weeks. The strain also has been confirmed in poultry flocks in Italy, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Estonia, Czechia, Norway, Bulgaria, Belgium and the UK since early October. The disease is currently present in Africa and Asia as well. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, recently introduced regulations from 2013 requiring keepers of all poultry (and other captive bird) flocks, irrespective of size, to confine ...
Source: Meat+Poultry
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