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F05-125 - Joint Government and Industry Meetings on Avian Influenza 09 Nov 2005

Please find here a copy of the letter of invitation to a series of joint Government and industry meetings on Avian Influenza. Defra is running these meetings jointly with the Health Protection Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, the State Veterinary Service and the poultry industry. The objectives of these meetings are as follows:

F05-122 - Avian Influenza Defra Guidance Notes 03 Nov 2005

Please find below links for latest guidance notes from Defra

F05-120 - Avian Influenza (AI) 26 Oct 2005

On 21 October, Defra wrote to Stakeholders advising that whilst the risk of an outbreak is increasing it remains low, taking account of the bans on trade in place and the migratory routes through the affected areas.

Feed F05-117 - Feed Deliveries to Livestock Farms - Protocol 20 Oct 2005

AIC has been working on a protocol for the delivery of feedingstuffs to farms, particularly where notifiable disease restrictions, such as for Avian Influenza are in place. A copy of this protocol can be accessed by clicking here. This is an evolving document that could be subject to further revision over the next few weeks.

F05-114 - Avian Influenza - Defra Biosecurity Leaflet 17 Oct 2005

Defra has published a leaflet on its website entitled - Biosecurity and preventing disease: Peace of mind, a healthier flock and a more viable business. A copy of this leaflet is attached for ease of reference.

F05-111 - Avian Influenza & Q & A 14 Oct 2005

You will be fully aware of the news that Avian Influenza (AI) has spread to Turkey and Romania. In order to put these news reports into context and help address any misleading statements, I am attaching (click here) a paper based on the Question and Answer Factsheet from the Defra website together with some input from feed sector committee members.

Feed F05-110 - FSA Consultation on a Proposed Code of Practice on the Enforcement of Animal Feedingstuffs Legislation in the UK 13 Oct 2005

The FSA has commenced consultation on a draft Code of Practice on the enforcement of animal feedingstuffs legislation in the UK

F05-109 - Avian Influenza 07 Oct 2005

Member Briefing F05-102 provided links to the Defra website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/diseases/default.htm which contains comprehensive information on avian influenza in the quick links. This includes a Question and Answer paper, some key points and a Defra factsheet.

F05-102 - Avian Influenza - Defra Update 12 Sep 2005

Defra has written to interested organisations regarding the recent outbreaks of avian influenza in Russia. A letter has been circulated updating on this issue, outlining the actions officials are taking to help minimise the risk for the UK poultry flock.

F05-096 - Avian Influenza 19 Aug 2005

FEFAC advise that following recent warnings on the possibility of Avian Influenza being carried to Europe via wild birds from Russia, The Netherlands and Germany have adopted a series of national prevention measures on top of the EU import bans for live wild birds and untreated feathers from Russia and other third countries with A.I.. These comprise, among others the obligation for commercial free range flocks, to remain in the barn.