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Avian flu in Scotland confirmed as highly pathogenic
Disease control zones can be checked via APHA's interactive map.
Measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of the disease. 

The pathogenicity of avian influenza H5N1 in a flock of birds in Scotland's Angus constituency has been established.

The strain was confirmed yesterday as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1), and a 3km Protection Zone, 10km Surveillance Zone and 10km Restricted Zone have been put in place around the infected premises. 

Those with birds can check where disease control zones are located, and whether they are in a zone, via the Animal and Plant Health Agency interactive map. Further information on the measures that apply in each zone can be found here

Yesterday (4 November) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was introduced across the whole of the UK, following a number of detections of the disease, with bird keepers now legally required to follow strict biosecurity measures. 

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VET Festival returns for 2022

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

The outdoor event, held at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature 17 education streams, with a dedicated stream covering veterinary wellness, leadership and management topics. The festival will feature veterinary speakers from around the world, with the opportunity to collect 14 hours of CPD across the two-day event.

Alongside veterinary education, VET Festival will also offer wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness activities, with the popular VETFest Live Party Night making a return for 2022.

Tickets available here.  

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Avian influenza housing order declared in Yorkshire

A new avian influenza prevention zone has been declared in North Yorkshire following the identification of H5N1 avian influenza at a number of premises.

The requirement means all bird keepers in Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire are now legally required to keep their birds indoors and follow strict biosecurity measures.

Several other cases of H5N1 avian influenza have also been confirmed in recent days at sites in Essex, Cheshire and Cumbria. On Monday (22 November), the disease was identified near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk.