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News in Brief


Avian influenza housing order declared in Yorkshire

23rd November 2021

A new avian influenza prevention zone has been declared in North Yorkshire following the identification of H5N1 avian influenza at a number of premises.

The requirement means all bird keepers in Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire are now legally required to keep their birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures.

Several other cases of H5N1 avian influenza have also been confirmed in recent days at sites in Essex, Cheshire and Cumbria. On Monday (22 November), the disease was identified near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk.

Further avian flu cases confirmed

16th November 2021

Two cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza have been confirmed at sites in North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) identified the disease in birds at a premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, on Saturday. A second case was identified at a premises in Salwick, Fylde, on Friday.

Temporary protection and surveillance zones spanning 3km and 10km are now in place around the affected sites. An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was recently introduced across the whole of the United Kingdom.

Avian flu discovered in Essex

12th November 2021

Avian Influenza H5N1, pathogenicity to be confirmed, has been confirmed at a premises near Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Essex. Temporary Control Zones of 3km and 10km are now in place, the APHA has confirmed.

The discovery follows the identification of avian flu in wild birds and poultry at sites across England, Wales and Scotland. On 3 November the UK's chief veterinary officers declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across Britain.

Avian flu identified in Warwickshire

8th November 2021

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been identified at a small poultry unit in Warwickshire, the APHA has confirmed. A Temporary Control Zone has been placed around the affected premises, located near Alcester, Bidford.

The discovery follows the identification of avian flu in wild birds and poultry at sites across England, Wales and Scotland. On Wednesday (3 November), the UK's chief veterinary officers declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across Britain.

Experts to debate telemedicine impact at WSAVA Congress

28th October 2021

The impact of telemedicine is set to go under the spotlight at the WSAVA Congress 2021, which takes place virtually between 13-15 November.

During the session, Dr Jean Gauvin - chair of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association - will discuss the opportunities and limitations of telemedicine, the benefits it can offer and the ethical issues that may arise.

He will be joined by an expert panel that will explore how telemedicine is currently being used in different regions of the world. For more information and to register for WSAVA Congress, visit wsava2021.com

Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

15th October 2021

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.