A third outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in Devon, creating a cluster just miles apart in the Teignbridge area.

The case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed yesterday (April 13) in poultry at a second premises near Tedburn St Mary.

All birds on the infected premises are to be culled.

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

South West Farmer:

Last Friday (April 8) an outbreak of avian flu was confirmed at another site near Tedburn St Mary, seven miles from a confirmed case near Newton St Cyres.

All the birds at both sites have been culled and protection and surveillance zones are in place.

These zones are intended to prevent the spread of the disease by introducing strict measures for poultry owners in the marked areas that include keeping records of visitors, poultry and any movement of poultry and eggs, along with employing tight biosecurity and the isolation or housing of birds.


The specific measures can be found on the Defra website here.

Yesterday Defra confirmed an outbreak of bird flu near Ilminster.

This latest confirmation brings the number of confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in England to 95.