Orkney Islands Council’s animal well-being group is advising all bird keepers to be familiar with their responsibilities following verification of cases of bird influenza in Firth over the weekend.
A 3km defense zone and 10km monitoring zone has actually been put in location by the Scottish Federal Government in Firth, following verification of an extremely pathogenic cases of bird influenza at a home. The statement, made on Sunday (30 October), functions up until more notification.
The 3 kilometre Security Zone takes in a little location of Finstown and the 10 kilometre Security Zone covers all of Kirkwall and Finstown.
Agents from Animal Plant and Health Firm are due in Orkney to deal with the impacted properties.
Officers from OIC Trading Standards are putting up signs within the Security Zone and Security Zone and will help with foot patrols within the Security Zone to develop the variety of properties where poultry are kept.
It is the 2nd statement in Orkney in current weeks, following defense and monitoring zones being developed around a home in Tankerness on 15 October.
Trading Standards Supervisor, Gary Foubister, directs the Council’s animal well-being service– he prompts bird owners around Orkney to be alert, and for anybody within the defense and monitoring zones revealed the other day to guarantee they examine their legal responsibilities and follow suggestions.
” With seasonal bird migrations this time of year we have actually regretfully seen an increase in bird influenza cases both in kept birds and wild bird populations.
” The exemption and defense zones revealed on Sunday brings with it the requirements for bird keepers around health for anybody going into or leaving the residential or commercial property, record keeping, and constraints on the motions of birds and eggs.
” We ‘d advise everybody who keeps birds that a Bird Influenza Avoidance Zone is in force throughout Excellent Britain. This implies it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow stringent biosecurity steps to safeguard their birds from bird influenza.”
To discover more about the defense and monitoring zone in Firth, checked out the complete statement.
Biosecurity suggestions for all bird keepers is readily available on the Scottish Federal government site.
Anybody within the defense and monitoring zones not sure of their responsibilities after checking out the assistance above can call the Council’s Trading Standards group by e-mail or by calling 01856 873535.