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Disease outbreak affecting livestock

What are the current notifiable disease restrictions affecting livestock in the East Riding?

On 21 December 2014 all restrictions following the Nafferton Avian Influenza outbreak were lifted.

The are no other exotic notifiable disease outbreaks in the UK.

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How can I protect my livestock from disease?

The maintenance of strict biosecurity procedures will minimise the risk of infection, whilst remaining vigilant for signs of disease and reporting suspicions immediately.

Further information on bio-security and the signs of disease can be found on the DEFRA pages on the GOV.UK website:

GOV.UK - Controlling disease in farm animals (external website)

DEFRA have published specific guidance on biosecurity for captive birds:

Captive birds biosecurity preventing disease (external pdf 183kb opens in new window)

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Who should I contact if I suspect a notifiable disease?

If you notice signs of any notifiable disease in your livestock, you must report them immediately to your local Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) office.

The East Riding is in the APHA North Region and can be contacted on:

Telephone: 0300 303 1324

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