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Poultry owners urged to be vigilant after a recent case of bird flu in a wild bird

Jul 11, 2022 12:07 By News Northern Sound
Poultry owners urged to be vigilant after a recent case of bird flu in a wild bird Poultry owners urged to be vigilant after a recent case of bird flu in a wild bird
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There were positive results for Avian Influenza on both sides of the border last week.

Poultry owners are being urged to be vigilant and ensure their premises are bio-secure after a case of bird flu was recently confirmed in a wild bird.

Last Friday, a case of bird flu was confirmed off the Kerry coast.

Meanwhile, agriculture authorities in the North have also confirmed positive results for Avian Influenza following tests on birds from Rathlin Island, off the Antrim coast.

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The public is also being urged to refrain from picking up or touching sick or dead wild birds, and to keep pets away from them.

There were a number of bird flu outbreaks across Cavan and Monaghan at the end of last year, which resulted in protection zones being established in Co Monaghan.

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