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Avian flu - NPA guidance updated

4th Jan 2022 / By Alistair Driver

As avian flu continues to be confirmed in record numbers on poultry units across the country, the NPA has updated its guidance for pig producers.  

Over the past few days, APHA has confirmed cases at a tenth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, and at a premises near Eton, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Avian flu restrictions can affect pig producers, particularly where pigs and poultry are kept on the same unit.

  • The NPA regularly updates our guidance - the latest version of our comprehensive Q & A can be viewed HERE 

More information and guidance

  • You can keep up to date with the latest situation on the Defra website HERE

  • And you can check the latest cases and whether restrictions are in place in your area by using APHA’s interactive map.

  • Defra has published the general licence that permits the movement of mammals from or to premises in the avian flu Protection Zone or Surveillance Zone, in England and Wales, where poultry and other captive birds are kept. You can access the licence HERE

  • The NFU is monitoring the situation carefully and you can read more about the current situation and what the various restrictions mean HERE