IKB Kip and Avian Influenza (AI)

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.

Annual plan and participant contribution 2021

The IKB Kip 2021 annual plan has been approved by the IKB Kip Central Board of Experts ('Centraal College van Deskundigen' – CCvD). These activities are funded by the IKB Kip participants' contributions.

Method of HOSOWO sampling

We have received questions from participants and veterinarians about correct sampling for HOSOWO.

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Stichting AVINED heeft als missie om met een efficiënte dienstverlening de huidige duurzame en robuuste marktpositie van de Nederlandse pluimveesector verder te versterken.

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Prevention is important to avoid spreading pathogens and other infections. To exclude Avian Influenza (AI) or an infection caused by pathogens such as Salmonella, ILT and Coryza, good hygiene standards are becoming increasingly important. Controlling animal diseases entails, among other things, high costs. Therefore, amended hygiene regulations have been applied in the IKB Kip scheme since 1 June 2019.

An important step in hygiene measures as a whole within the IKB provisions is the obligation to provide one or more shower(s) as part of the hygiene lock. After all, human-animal contact is one of the greatest risks related to introducing and spreading pathogens. Installing and using showers applies to all IKB Kip certified poultry establishments: rearing of grandparent and parent breeding and broiler establishments (from July 2019).

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Click here for the regulations regarding the shower (Annex 1.2).

Visitors’ register

To monitor who visits your farm, it is important that visitors sign the visitors’ register. A visitor is someone other than the farmer and his staff entering the premises. Provision J13 in Annex 1.2 (Regulations for poultry farms) describes the elements with which the visitors’ register must comply. Provision J14 in Annex 1.2 (Regulations for poultry farms) states that the farmer should have a hygiene protocol which is visible to visitors. Visitors must declare, via the visitors’ register, that they have read and taken note of the hygiene protocol. The protocol describes aspects including what visitors should do on entering the farm premises.


Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (word)
Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (pdf)
Hygiene protocol IKB Kip (visual)
Legionella Control Protocol IKB Kip
Visitors'register IKB Kip (word)
Visitors' Register IKB Kip (pdf)