SA CONTROLS BIRD FLU
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.¡