'Large flocks of birds at risk of avian flu'
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Chief vet: 'Large flocks of birds at risk of avian flu'

Measures to protect poultry in England against a highly-infectious strain of avian flu in Europe have been announced by the government's chief vet.

Prof Nigel Gibbens told the Today programme keepers of chickens, turkeys and ducks are being required to keep them indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds. He is encouraging farmers to increase and maintain biosecurity to prevent contamination.

  • 07 Dec 2016
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