The last restricted areas at risk of spreading bird flu have been lifted, in Morbihan and Ile-et-Villains, the prefectures of these two departments announced in press releases sent to France Bleu Armourique. It was about the region of Guipry-Messac (35), which relates to 24 municipalities and about the outbreaks in Peillac and Saint Gravé (56), that is, 23 municipalities. “There are therefore no longer any specific restrictions on the movement of poultry and other captive birds, and it is now possible to gradually return the chicks to the breeding stage. However, the introduction of ducklings from restricted areas is still prohibited.”underline the interrupts.
The level of risk of bird flu infection remains “high”, In both departments, as in the other 17 French departments affected during the 2021-2022 epizootics. This means continuing to be respectful “Biosecurity measures, in particular poultry housing, for professionals in the sector, as well as for individuals who keep birds”Complete the provinces. Waivers may be granted in Ille-et-Vilaine, but only to professionals “To take into account the potential harm to animal welfare associated with such prolonged shelter and increased outdoor temperatures,” With access to a discounted external course under certain conditions.
16 million poultry slaughtered
In total, 16 million chickens have been slaughtered since November, including 11 million in the Great West. The Ministry of Agriculture announced Launching a trial of two candidate vaccines Ceva Santé Animale and Boehringer Ingelheim laboratories on Tuesday, AFP reports. The results of these tests, which will concern two batches of waterfowl, are expected in 2023.