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.
News and advice on notifiable disease outbreaks, such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), bluetongue and rabies.
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 …