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Poultry keepers urged to be vigilant after avian influenza case found in Staffordshire

Posted on Sunday 28th March 2021
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Poultry and bird keepers are being advised to keep their animals housed after a case of avian influenza was discovered on a Staffordshire farm.

Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is working with the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit to respond to the incident in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

A protection and surveillance zone has been set up around the premises.

People can contact the trading standards team on 01785 277875 or email animal.health@staffordshire.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards manager Stephanie Young said:

Anyone with poultry in Staffordshire should be vigilant and look out for signs of avian influenza and maintain biosecurity measures.

If anyone has any concerns or needs further information, they should contact us straight away.”

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