SA CON­TROLS BIRD FLU

The Poultry Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE -

The South African Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion and the Poul­try Dis­ease Man­age­ment Agency (PDMA) con­tinue to sup­port the ef­forts of South African Vet­eri­nary Ser­vice Au­thor­i­ties in im­ple­ment­ing con­trol mea­sures for avian in­fluenza, specif­i­cally the H5N8 strain.

The reg­is­tra­tion process in re­spect of sell­ers and traders of live chick­ens is pro­gress­ing well and role play­ers are en­cour­aged to com­ply with this con­trol mea­sure. Farm­ers are en­cour­aged to ob­serve strict biose­cu­rity prin­ci­ples dur­ing this time to pre­vent in­tro­duc­tion of the dis­ease onto their farms. Should farm­ers re­quire as­sis­tance they should con­tact their vet­eri­nar­ian or a state vet­eri­nar­ian.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are re­quested to re­port any sight­ings of higher than usual lev­els of chicken or wild bird mor­tal­i­ties to their lo­cal De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture or al­ter­na­tively to the PDMA.

For any in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact PDMA di­rec­tor Dr Ziyanda Ma­jok­weni by email at ziyanda@ sapoul­try.co.za or call 084 616 6084.¡

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