23 February 2022 H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was confirmed in birds near Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear on the 23 February 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around the premises. This disease control zone has now been lifted.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear on the 25 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. This disease control zone has now been lifted.
If your livestock show any signs of disease, you must report your suspicions to APHA immediately by telephoning 03000 200 301
Poultry includes for example chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, pigeon (bred for meat), partridge, quail, guinea fowl and pheasants.
Captive birds are any birds kept in captivity, other than poultry, and includes for example – pet birds, birds kept for shows, races, exhibitions, competitions, breeding or sale.