Poultry Health and Welfare Group collaborate with Government to compile photo gallery showing good biosecurity practice

The Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) have partnered with Government to produce a photo gallery that highlights good examples of biosecurity practice. Farmers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the photos and apply excellent biosecurity on farm as part of the national effort to tackle the toughest outbreak of bird flu to date.

Biosecurity measures are not just a set of rules. They are part of the culture of keeping birds – effective and practical measures all poultry keepers must take to reduce the likelihood of getting an incursion of disease and prevent becoming a tracing or dangerous contact. A failure to efficiently plan your biosecurity means a failure to prevent disease spread, pointing to a failure to protect your birds.

The British Poultry Council’s biosecurity checklist encourages all bird keepers, from commercial to pet keepers, to check their biosecurity steps consistently.

BPC Chief Executive, Richard Griffiths, said: “Our focus remains on stamping out disease and controlling the spread. Whilst we may have seen a reduction in cases very recently the risk to poultry is still high. We, as ever, urge all poultry keepers across the country to remain vigilant and look out for signs of the disease in your birds or bird.”

Please find a copy of the photobook below or download here