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Urgent NFU announcement: Bird flu case confirmed on Scottish farm

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 10, 2020
Poultry farmers in Scotland have been urged to boost security after a case of bird flu was confirmed.
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The National Farmers Union Scotland said the virus, thought to have been contracted from wild birds, was found at an undisclosed location last week.

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Measures to promote biosecurity include cleaning and disinfecting vehicles and equipment that have come into contact with poultry.

Flocks should be fenced off to separate them from wild birds.

In an urgent statement aimed at poultry keepers, NFU Scotland said: "Low pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI), thought to have been contracted from wild birds, was confirmed in a Scottish free range laying flock at the end of last week.

"Please ensure highest levels of biosecurity at this time."