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 Avian Influenza Scotland - latest update
4th July 2023 - catch up on the latest update from Scotland

The avian influenza protection zone (AIPZ) across Scotland was lifted on 4 July 2023. 

It followed a risk assessment, where the level of risk associated with highly pathogenic avian influenza to poultry and other captive birds was reduced to low.

Things to remember:
Although the risk of bird flu to poultry and other captive birds has been reduced in Scotland, low risk does not mean no risk, and keepers are encouraged to continue implementing strong biosecurity measures, as infection is still present in the environment and amongst wild birds

Good biosecurity remains critical and the measures that were included in the AIPZ are considered best practice all year around

Maintain as much separation between poultry/captive birds and wild birds as possible.
Contact between your birds and gull species is a particular risk at this time

It remains mandatory to report all suspect cases of notifiable avian disease to your local Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Office and keepers must remain vigilant