Avian Flu update

An update from Herefordshire Council. Full information at the link below.
Avian Flu – Information from Herefordshire Council

Of particular relevance to those within a 3km radius of Shobdon, especially those who keep chickens, ducks, geese etc. in small numbers.

The Parish Council has been told the larger farms will have been made aware of the situation and know the process.

Residents are advised not touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that they may find. If they do find dead wild birds these are likely to be swans, geese or ducks although it can affect any other wild bird, such as gulls or birds of prey. They should report this to the Defra helpline on: 03459 33 55 77.

Bird keepers can also report any suspicion of disease to the Animal and Plant Health Agency on 03000 200301.