The threat of Avian influenza remains high. The virus is circulating among wild birds in Western Europe. Bird migration is not complete, which will further increase the number of wild water birds. And this makes the risks of virus introduction into commercial poultry by wild birds very high.
We would like to emphasize the importance of good hygiene and biosecurity. Hygiene tips, such as on using a shower in this context, can be found on the website. Also stay alert for clinical signs of AI, so that contamination is detected at the earliest possible stage. When in doubt, contact your vet.
An implementation order is in force within IKB Kip. In view of Covid-19 and AI, this implementing order permits carrying out remote inspections. When planning the audit, the auditor will discuss with you what is feasible and possible at your farm.
If you are confronted with other matters in relation to the Covid-19 and/or AI situation, which prevent you from complying with the IKB Kip regulations, please report this via firstname.lastname@example.org.