Located (according to Google map directions) about a 30 minute drive (28km) from the last weekend’s announced bird flu outbreak in Hekendorp, today we are learning of another outbreak of an H5 (N subtype unspecified) in Ter Aar, in the Netherlands.
We should know the precise subtype (likely H5N8) in the next 12 to 24 hours. Once again poultry transport is at a standstill in the Netherlands, as concerns of seeing even more outbreaks across Europe increase.
News | 20-11-2014
In Ter Aar (Zuid-Holland) is a holding with three stables set in total around 43,000 laying hens bird flu (avian influenza, AI). The company is immediately cleared. This is based on European rules. The depopulation is by the Dutch Food and Consumer Authority (NVWA).
It is with this infection to an H5 strain of bird flu. It is not yet clear whether it is a low pathogenic or a highly pathogenic variant. Further analysis by the CVI must determine this. It is expected that the results of this analysis are at the earliest morning at the end of the day. This writes Dijksma Minister of Economic Affairs in a letter to the Lower House.
Again standstill poultry transport throughout the Netherlands
Measures Due to the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Hekendorp taken immediately to prevent further spread. Precaution applies from Thursday, November 20, 2014 14:00 pm a total ban on transporting poultry and other poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding from poultry and from poultry farms and slaughterhouses. For mixed farms with poultry applies these bans also for other animals from other animals of those companies. And manure This prohibition applies to up to 72 hours.
Ophok- and guard duty
Also the ophok- and cover requirement for hobby farmers of poultry and other birds for this period of up to 72 hours reset. For commercial poultry farms that requirement already applies to at least December 18, 2014.
Visitors policy and ban on hunting
In this period also applies a rating scheme on all poultry farms and mixed farms with poultry. Also applies to the Netherlands a ban on hunting the animals. Too, and a collective exhibition ban ban for poultry and other birds.
Is a 10 km zone established around the company in Ter Aar. Within this area are four other poultry farms. These companies are sampled and tested for bird flu.