Between December 2016 and June 2017 the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) England and Wales dealt with 13 avian influenza infected premises. Of the 13 confirmed cases, 12 were in England and one in Wales. APHA vet Alexandra Tocu talks about her experiences with two of the cases.
News and advice on notifiable disease outbreaks, such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), bluetongue and rabies.
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens looks at the importance of the continuing work being done on antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance for both human health and animal welfare.
With avian influenza threats now back to near-normal levels across the UK, Simon Hall, the Animal & Plant Health Agency's Veterinary Director looks back at how APHA's response developed over time, and the improvements made to their processes.
Following outbreaks last year in France, a recent Defra assessment shows we are again vulnerable to the bluetongue virus (BTV-8 type). Vets working on farms can help us monitor livestock health and advise farmers on vaccination. During the European outbreak …