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Info-sessions about AI in the UK

The UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group will be holding several informative events across Great Britain and Northern Ireland to help poultry farmers be prepared in the event of an outbreak of Avian Influenza.

The initiative of the sector-wide group comes after 3 cases of AI in the UK over the past 9 months, the last one in Hampshire in February this year.

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10 sessions on AI

Avian Influenza (AI) is the single biggest threat to the UK and global poultry industry, according to the UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG). Therefore, the group has organised 10 sessions throughout the country. The topics covered will be areas such as biosecurity, early reporting of disease, Government compensation, requirements of secondary cleaning and disinfection to restocking and a return to country freedom from AI, as well as contingency planning for exotic notifiable disease outbreak on farm and consequential losses incurred as a direct/indirect result of an outbreak.

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