What can I do to help prevent the spread of Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) in the UK?
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are the government department most active in helping to prevent the spread of Avian Influenza or “Bird ‘Flu” in the UK. DIY PCS.co.uk are working closely with our customers to advise and supply suitable preventative equipment as recommended by DEFRA. Should you wish to speak to one of our experts regarding the latest advice from DEFRA please do not hesitate to contact us on 01772 310200. Avian Influenza or “Bird ‘Flu” has now arrived in the UK. As part of their preparations for this arrival the government, through DEFRA, issued a booklet, “Preparing for Avian Influenza – Separating flocks from wild birds” (available as a download from the website www.defra.gov.uk). This booklet suggests that in the event of the disease being found in the UK the keepers of bird flocks will be REQUIRED BY LAW to keep them indoors or otherwise isolate them from wild birds. If you cannot keep your birds indoors then you will have to provide oth