The Scottish authorities introduced in the present day a case of chicken flu in captive gamebirds close to Glenrothes.
in an electronic mail to stakeholders the Scottish authorities say:
These gamebirds have by no means been wild and so can solely have caught avian influenza on the institution.
In gentle of proof from the continent and ongoing excessive numbers of findings amongst wild chicken populations in GB, the chance of incursion of avian influenza has been elevated to very excessive for wild birds, medium for poultry with excessive biosecurity, and excessive for poultry with poor biosecurity.
It’s extremely questionable whether or not there are ‘ongoing excessive numbers of findings amongst wild populations in GB‘ as in the first four weeks of 2021 there have been only 12 cases across Great Britain involving only 19 birds. Is that top? It’s tough to inform as a result of the UK authorities doesn’t inform us what number of birds have been examined and you must do not forget that solely lifeless birds are examined and the encouragement is for these species already believed to be significantly susceptible to chicken flu to be examined. We aren’t informed what number of birds check detrimental. Nonetheless, it’s not as excessive as earlier this winter.
Fascinating that it was in gamebirds although…