Avian Influenza Symptoms

 There are two types of Avian Influenza

How to Detect Avian Influenza Symptoms

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) which is often fatal and the far more serious strain.

(HPAI) Avian Influenza Symptoms include:

  • respiratory distress such as gaping beak, coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling
  • diarrhoea
  • blue discolouration of the neck and throat
  • loss of appetite
  • swollen head
  • fewer eggs laid
  • increased mortality

Different species can display different avian influenza symptoms with ducks and geese often being hard to detect typical avian influenza symptoms.

Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) is harder to detect but the less serious strain, often causing mild breathing problems.

Poultry farmers and owners must monitor their birds for any avian influenza symptoms and contact a vet with worries. It is also crucial to adhere to the biosecurity advice to prevent further bird flu outbreaks.

Defra’s advice

Poultry farmers need to remain vigilant, to follow our advice on biosecurity, and to comply fully with the prevention zone and temporary gatherings ban. The risk to kept birds cannot be eliminated by housing alone. This virus can be carried into buildings on people and things to infect birds. Good biosecurity measures are essential.


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