In the News: UK’s DEFRA Culls 68,000 Birds to Control Bird Flu
Sixty-eight thousand birds were recently culled in a Suffolk farm in England. This is part of the UK’s Department of Environment, Food, and Agriculture’s control measures on the most recent bird flu case in the area.
Among the culled birds were 56,000 ducks, 9,000 turkeys and 3,000 geese.
Earlier, DEFRA has culled 28,600 birds in the same area. But new information about other farms being exposed to the bird flu virus led to the latest culling. DEFRA confirmed that the farm involved is owned by the same company which operates Redgrave Park Farm, where the virus was first detected in early November.
Farmers and poultry keepers are enjoined to be vigilant in observing safety measures, and to immediately report any signs of bird flu.