Category: Game, Pigeon & Backyard

August 2018 Newsletter

This month we bring you news of our new practice in Sheriff Hutton and our new Astrovirus testing at the York Laboratory as well as introduce Gallifen – a new chicken worming product from Huvepharma. Read more

Relocation of Salmonella testing Service

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We opened a new state of the art poultry laboratory in the Pentlands Science Park (Penicuick) in February 2018. Since then, the laboratory has gone from strength to strength and we are now relocating all the testing currently performed at Crowshall laboratories to the new laboratory from Monday 2nd July 2018. From that… Read more »

July 2018 Newsletter

This month we bring you news of our new practice, give you tips for reducing heat stress, look at the Antibiotic Stewardship Report and we review Exzolt. Read more

June 2018 Newsletter

This month we meet a couple of members of our veterinary team, review the Pig & Poultry Fair and focus on Enterococcus bacteria. Read more

Defra has lifted the AI Prevention Zone in England

Defra has announced the lifting of the AI Prevention Zone in England, in place since 18th January 2018. “Revocation of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone: The Secretary of State has carried out a further risk assessment under article 6(1) of the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No 2) Order 20061… Read more »

May 2018 Newsletter

This month we update you on the upcoming Pig & Poultry Fair and the Defra code of practice for chickens. Read more

Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust

Poultry Health Services is pleased to support the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust who exist to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependents past and present. Like all other walks of life mental health can affect us all and the GWT provides a confidential listening service with information and support on this and a number of… Read more »

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Gamebirds

The Game Farmers’ Association has been collecting antibiotic prescribing data from gamebird vets and working with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate towards an agreed antibiotic reduction target for the sector. This joint communication provides a best practice guide and is intended for all UK gamebird rearers, any shoots that release game, game feed suppliers, vets who… Read more »

April 2018 Newsletter

This month we update you on the British Veterinary Poultry Association Spring Conference, upcoming Gamebird meetings and new ELISA tests. Read more

Netherlands – H5N6 confirmed in fattening ducks

Netherlands The Dutch have notified an outbreak of HPAI H5N6 in a flock of 28,886 fattening ducks in Kamperveen in the north eastern part of the country. On 13 March 2018, a 3 km surveillance zone and a 10 km protection zone have been established. In the 3 km zone there are four other premises…. Read more »