Bird Flu surveillance zone in Monaghan removed
Country to remais in the “high-risk period” for Avian Influenza and will this will continue until the end of April at least
From today, Saturday, January 22, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has removed the last remaining Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Surveillance zone.
The zone was located in Co Monaghan with a small area of Northern Ireland also included.
While the removal of the movement restrictions on poultry within the zone has been welcomed, the country remains in the “high-risk period” for Avian Influenza and will this will continue until the end of April at least.
The precautionary confinement and biosecurity measures introduced by the Department in November 2021 under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, to protect the poultry industry, will also remain in force.