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    Avian Influenza Update

    16 November 2020 (Last Updated: 15 March 2022) - by in Birds

    UPDATE - 15th May 2021: The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone and ban on poultry gatherings has been lifted from midday on 15 May. However, high biosecurity standards remain important. UPDATE - 7th December 2020: Ontop of the below information, it is now a legal requirement from the 14th December for bird owners to keep their birds indoors only. This...

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    Guide to worm control for keepers of hens

    28 July 2020 - by Flubenvet (Guest Author) in Birds

    There are many types of internal and external parasites which may affect your laying hens each type can cause different symptoms. Parasites have evolved with birds over millions of years and small numbers of parasites will usually complete their lifecycle in the host without necessarily causing any obvious harm. The common poultry worms are Roundwo...

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    Top 10 Tips for Protecting Poultry from Pesky Pests

    15 April 2020 (Last Updated: 15 April 2020) - by Nettex (Guest Author) in Birds

    No matter how careful we are, there are a number of Pesky Pests that can infect your chickens and their environment. If left unchecked, external parasites can be really problematic and even jeapordise the health of your flock. To help keep your chickens healthy, productive and happy, follow these top tips from Nettex. 1. Be vigilant: Keep a close e...

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    Protecting wildlife this winter

    25 November 2013 - by in Birds

    Most of us probably don't realise that weather conditions in the UK this year have meant many species of wildlife have suffered a decline. A drought during spring meant that frogs, toads and other pond-dwelling species mourned the loss of their habitat as prolonged warm weather dried up ponds, leaving them nowhere to go. The heat was followed by a...

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