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Disease outbreak affecting livestock

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

There are currently no exotic notifiable disease restrictions affecting the East Riding of Yorkshire, however Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been confirmed on a chicken farm in Hampshire.

Livestock keepers are reminded to be vigilant for signs of disease and to ensure they maintain the highest standard of biosecurity on their premises.

Further details on the Hampshire Avian Influenza Outbreak and biosecurity guidance is available on the DEFRA pages on the GOV.uk website:

GOV.uk - Avian influenza (bird flu) (external website)

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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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