Posts tagged as avian flu

Latvia: Poultry owners reminded to keep birds indoors due to avian flu

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Some bird owners do not respect biosecurity, the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) told Latvian Radio March 24. Stricter requirements, including keeping birds indoors, were introduced at the  end of February due to the spread of avian influenza. Specialist in the monitoring part of the PVD, Rudīte Vārna, said that in the last three weeks, the Service has carried out 225 inspections on poultry farms, and in around 10% of cases various irregularities have…

Avian flu found in more wild birds in Latvia

Friday, February 19, 2021

Fourteen more wild waterfowl – twelve swans, a heron and a Canadian goose – have been tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza, the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) said February 19. The birds were found in various places in Latvia – Lapmežciems, Jūrmala,  Ragaciems,  Dārziņi, Vērgale, Ventspils. To date, a total of 35 wild water birds have been tested in laboratory, of which 20 have been found to have the…

Latvia: First cases of avian flu detected

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Laboratory tests have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza for two dead swans in Jūrmala, Dzintaru Beach. This is the first case of avian influenza in Latvia, the Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) said February  10. The Ministry of Agriculture intends, on the basis of information provided by the PVD, to impose additional biosecurity measures for poultry keepers throughout the country, including ban of keeping poultry outdoors in order to prevent direct or…