Guidance

Biosecurity and preventing disease

What you can do to prevent your birds from becoming sick with diseases like avian influenza and newcastle disease.

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Biosecurity and preventing disease

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Guidance on what you can do to prevent your birds from becoming sick with diseases like avian influenza and newcastle disease.

In particular, you should:

  • review and assess the risk of disease to your birds with your vet
  • plan how you will manage any free range birds if there is a need to isolate them from wild birds
  • feed and water birds indoors where possible to reduce mixing between your birds and wild birds
  • practice good biosecurity
  • be vigilant and monitor your birds frequently

Further information

Published 19 January 2012