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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What is the transitional period?

The most important measure in the hygiene regulations is the obligation to shower. After all, human-animal contact is one of the greatest risks related to introducing and spreading pathogens. Visitors and materials that have been in contact with other poultry are a potential vector of poultry diseases. From 1 July 2019 clean in, clean out (incl. showering on arrival and departure) will be a standard principle in IKB Kip. The best way to achieve this is by installing a walk-through shower facility (enter one end, leave the other).

Realising this will take time, so during the transitional period that ends on 1 July 2028 the following is acceptable:

  • Each IKB Kip participant must provide a shower on the plot. Showers in, for example, the farmhouse (ordinary style shower) also count.
    • No walk-through shower available on 1 July 2019? In that case, you must make maximum efforts to prevent cross-contamination. This includes measures such as providing shower slippers or avoiding situations where visitors have return to the unclean area of the premises to collect their own clothing and footwear. A walk-through shower must be available on 1 July 2028.
  • It is up to the poultry farmer to determine what constitutes clean in and clean out. The poultry farmer and the visitor know the situation on site (and at that moment) best. If a shower is not taken, additional hygiene measures must be applied, such as a change of clothing, wearing a hairnet and a mouth mask.
    • From July 2028, it will be mandatory for all visitors who enter the clean zone of a building to take a shower. A shower must also be taken when the visitor leaves the farm premises. Arrive clean, and leave clean.