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Avian Flu – bird owners urged to register

Community, safety and emergencies

14 October 2022

Icon of the UK crown above and Guidance on Avian influenza (bird flu)

With cases of avian flu on the rise our Trading Standards Team are urging everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds to register with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

It is compulsory for anyone who keeps 50 or more birds to register their flock, however anyone with fewer than 50 can voluntarily register.

Registration will ensure keepers are kept up to date with the latest developments, locally and nationally, and will help them protect their flocks quickly, should there be a disease outbreak.

For all the latest information in relation to the spread of Avian Flu, including the housing measures which have now been brought in for Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex, and also for information on how you can help to protect your birds please see this guidance on Avian influenza (bird flu).

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