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Animal health diseases

Avian Flu update

On 18 January 2018, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in England. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures.

More information on the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone is available at GOV.UK.

Guidance on animal health diseases

Please visit the up-to-date Notifiable diseases in animals produced by Defra which gives guidance on how to spot and report common animal diseases.

Further information and support around animal health diseases

If you have a concern about animal diseases please contact Defra through its website or contact us on