H5N8 bird flu spreads to Welsh backyard poultry

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The H5N8 strain of avian influenza found in wild birds across the UK and on a Lincolnshire turkey farm has been discovered in backyard chickens and ducks in Carmarthenshire. Wales’ chief veterinary officer Christine Glossop said the flock had been culled as a precaution before confirmation of the virus late on Tuesday (3 January). See also: Avian influenza: The signs and symptoms The outbreak, near Pontyberem, north of Llanelli, is close to the site where a wild widgeon was discovered with the […]

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