An inspector suspects that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) exists at a Second premises near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish Ministers consider it necessary to minimise the risk of the spread of avian influenza from the suspect premises, to declare a Temporary Control Zone (TCZ).
A 10 km Temporary Control Zone was declared, which took effect from 16:15pm on 15 August 2023. This means movement restrictions within these zones – for example, poultry, carcases, eggs, used poultry litter and manure – to prevent any further spread of disease. Further information can be found in the Declaration.
Keepers can find out if their premises are in these zones via the APHA interactive map. Premises which are partly or wholly within the protection zone declared on 14 August 2023 are deemed to be wholly within that protection zone and not the temporary control zone. Premises which are partly or wholly within the surveillance zone declared on 14 August 2023 are deemed to be wholly within that surveillance zone and not the temporary control zone. Any premises which are partly within the temporary control zone, and partly outside of any controlled zone are deemed to be wholly within the temporary control zone.
Vigilance by bird keepers is important and any suspicion of disease in Scotland must be reported immediately to the local APHA Field Services office.