SECOND MONAGHAN BIRD FLU OUTBREAK DETECTED

25 November 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a second outbreak of avian influenza had been identified at a turkey farm in Co Monaghan. The Department said on Tuesday evening that test results had identified evidence of bird flu in samples taken from the turkey flock on the farm, which is understood to be located close to the farm in the Border area near Clones where the disease emerged last week.

“There is a slight extension to the existing avian influenza restriction zones on foot of this confirmation,” The Department said in a statement, adding that movement of poultry and poultry products within and through the zones was only permitted under licence. “The licence conditions are in place to help mitigate the risk of further spread. Poultry keepers with flocks located within the restriction zones are legally obliged to comply with zone requirements.” Following the November 13 outbreak at a farm near the Fermanagh border, 3,800 turkeys were culled. The Northern Standard understands that plans to institute a cull of the flock on the…

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