Bird Flu Warning Issued To Poultry and Bird Keepers After Outbreak Near Dumfries

Do you live near Dumfries and keep poultry or birds? Important Information – Please read!

Low pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) was confirmed near Dumfries on 21.03.2023 and a new LPAI Restricted Zone is in place.

If you live in the zone marked below and keep poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese…etc) or captive birds (pigeons, birds of prey… etc):

There are restrictions on movements of and products from (including eggs and litter) and gatherings of birds, and licenses may be required

Please check the interactive map by scanning the QR code below. For further details of restrictions visit www.gov.scot/publications/avian-influenza-outbreaks

If you own birds and they show signs of disease, please contact your private veterinary surgeon for advice.

The avian influenza outbreak in your area is caused by a virus that primarily affects birds and presents a very low risk to humans and other animals.

You can find more information on avian influenza (bird flu) by visiting www.gov.scot/birdflu
We encourage owners of poultry who have less than 50 birds to voluntarily register those birds. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/poultry-including-game-birds-registration-rules-and-forms.

Your help is required to ensure that the disease does not spread, so as to protect the health of all birds

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