Bird flu at poultry farm in Altforst

Bird flu has been diagnosed on a poultry farm with about 35,700 broiler breeders in Altforst, Gelderland. It concerns the highly pathogenic variant H5.

There are no other companies within a radius of 1 kilometer around the company. Nine other poultry farms are located in the area of ​​3 kilometers. These companies are sampled and examined for avian flu. There are also 25 other poultry farms in the 10-kilometer zone around this company.

Agriculture minister Carola Schouten has immediately imposed a transport ban for the companies in the 10-kilometer zone. This applies to poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding, but also to other animals and animal products from farms with commercially reared poultry.

Raising obligation

All current national measures, such as the obligation to house commercially kept poultry, will remain in full force. In addition, zoos, petting zoos and hobby bird owners are required to screen their poultry and waterfowl. This is to prevent these animals from coming into contact with wild water birds and their excrement.

The housing requirement has been in force since Friday 23 October. Schouten instituted it after finding two mute swans in Kockengen in Utrecht with the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus. The virus most likely originated from Russia and came to the Netherlands with migratory birds.

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