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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Who should use the shower?

All visitors who enter the clean zone of a building must take a shower. A shower must also be taken when the visitor leaves the barn. Clean in for the poultry farm and clean out for the poultry sector. 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 arrive clean, leave clean (incl. showering on arrival and departure) has been a standard principle in IKB Kip. The visitor must shower his/her whole body using warm water and soap for at least five minutes (in accordance with hygiene protocol of IKB Kip). Visitors are understood to be all persons who enter the premises (the buildings), with the exception of the farmer and the farm staff. For example veterinarians, feed advisers, vaccination crews, inspectors, consultants etc

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