Information on current notifiable disease restrictions affecting livestock in the East Riding.
There are currently no exotic notifiable disease restrictions affecting premises in the East Riding.
Outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in backyard flocks in Lancashire in May 2017, restrictions are in place around these premises. To minimise the risk of disease spreading, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone is in place in targeted areas of Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.
The latest information on Avian Influenza and guidance on biosecurity can be found on the DEFRA web pages (opens in new window) or telephone the DEFRA helpline on 03459 335577 or the council's Animal Health team on 01482 393939.
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 produced a factsheet on how to keep birds safe from Avian Influenza (bird flu):
Bird flu factsheet (pdf 714kb opens in new window)
There is also specific guidance on biosecurity and welfare for captive birds in prevention zones:
Captive birds biosecurity preventing disease (pdf 386kb opens in new window)
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: 03000 200 301
More information about notifiable diseases in animals can be found on the DEFRA pages on the GOV.UK website:
GOV.UK - Notifiable diseases in animals (external website)