Fears increase for local poultry industry

LOCAL bird keepers are being urged to be ultra vigilant once again this week, after two more cases of bird flu were confirmed in neighbouring counties, resulting in tens of thousands of birds being culled. Concerns are growing that the continued spread of the virus, officially known as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1, could pose a major […]

Bird flu on Fermanagh’s doorstep

FERMANAGH bird keepers are on high alert after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was confirmed in two neighbouring counties, including at a commercial turkey farm in Monaghan. Concern had already been growing over the spread of the disease, which poses little risk to humans but could be economically devastating for the local poultry industry, […]

Farmers on high alert as more bird flu cases reported

POULTRY farmers here remain on high alert following reports that thousands of birds have been culled on local farms this year. To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get to the shop to collect your copy? No problem! You can download a copy straight to your device by following this […]

Public urged to report dead birds in flu scare

  ANYONE who comes across a dead bird in Fermanagh, particularly a dead swan or duck, is being urged to report their find as experts strive to control the spread of bird flu. So far there have been eight confirmed cases of avian influenza across Ireland in recent times. Two of these have been in […]