Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Newcastle Disease confirm in Scotland

13 October, 2006

Laboratory results have confirmed Newcastle Disease PMV1 (Pigeon Variant) in partridge (grey partridge- approximately 17,000 birds) on Fenton Barns Farm, Northern Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.
The results from Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge follow investigation of suspect disease at the holding in Fenton Barns, Drem.
In response to this confirmation, the Scottish Executive, Defra and the State Veterinary Service are undertaking thorough epidemiological assessments to determine the source of the disease and the level of risk it may pose to other poultry.
Restrictions have been put in place and poultry on the premises will be culled in line with EU requirements. A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been established.