Organic poultry keepers - observe biosecurity!

March 23, 2022

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in Europe since last autumn. With the start of the migration of wild birds, avian influenza viruses can also spread in Latvia, so we invite you to carefully organize the keeping of poultry.

All suspected cases of poultry disease must be reported immediately Pārtikas un veterinārais dienests, bioloģiski sertificētiem mājputnu ganāmpulkiem, jānodrošina visu veterināro pasākumu uzskaite un uzrādīšana sertifikācijas iestādei pārbaudes laikā.

SIA “Sertifikācijas un testēšanas centrs” reminds Pārtikas un veterinārais dienests an invitation to poultry keepers to adhere strictly to biosecurity and other rules to prevent the introduction of avian influenza and other diseases into the holding:

  • the feeding and watering of poultry must be organized in the house or in an enclosed area, preventing wild birds from gaining access to food and litter;

  • workers in poultry houses and persons who come into contact with poultry must be provided with work or shift clothing and footwear used only in the poultry house;

  • water not obtained from surface water bodies must be used for watering poultry;

  • in order to prevent direct and indirect contact with wild waterfowl, the release of poultry which are waterfowl into bodies of water of natural origin shall be prohibited;

  • participation in markets with poultry and off-site trade in poultry and hatching eggs shall be prohibited.

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