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8000 ducks at a farm in Barnevel, Netherlands are being culled because of link to Kamperveen via truck traffic.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:26 am 
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Dutch cull ducks amid bird flu fears in poultry heartland

POSTED: 22 Nov 2014 19:42

Dutch authorities have ordered the preventative cull of 8,000 ducks as a "precautionary measure".

THE HAGUE: The Dutch authorities on Saturday (Nov 22) ordered the preventative cull of 8,000 ducks amid fears that a bird flu outbreak could spread to the country's poultry heartland.

"In Barneveld 8,000 ducks will be culled as a precautionary measure," the economics ministry said in a statement after the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain was confirmed on two other farms near The Hague to the southwest.

A farm at Kamperveen to the northeast of Barneveld, one of Europe's most intensive poultry farming regions, has also been confirmed to have bird flu, although it is not known if it is the highly pathogenic variety previously detected only in Asia. Two other farms around Kamperveen are suspected to have been infected.

Saturday's cull was ordered because "a truck that visited the infected duck farm in Kamperveen visited the farm in Barnveld," the ministry said.

Junior economics minister Sharon Dijksma said that she "did not want to take any chances given the duck farm's location in the concentrated poultry farm area of Barneveld." An outbreak of the H7N7 strain of avian flu in 2003 severely hit the Netherlands with health authorities destroying some 30 million birds.

Switzerland on Friday said it was banning chicken imports from the Netherlands and Britain, where there has been a similar H5N8 outbreak at a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire. Belgium has ordered poultry owners to confine their birds as a precautionary measure following the outbreak in the Netherlands.

Some strains of avian influenza are fatal for chickens, and pose a health threat to humans, who can fall sick after handling infected poultry. The H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed more than 400 people, mainly in southeast Asia, since first appearing in 2003.

Another strain of bird flu, H7N9, has claimed more than 170 lives since emerging in 2013. There are some 95 million chickens on Dutch poultry farms and egg exports totalled some €10.6 billion (US$13.2 billion) in 2011, according to the latest Dutch statistics.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:29 am 
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Dutch withdraw 8,000 ducks due to H5N8

November 22: Health authorities destroyed 8,000 ducks to avoid the possibility of a bird flu outbreak that has infected three farms within a week in the Netherlands, among the major exporters of poultry and eggs.

h5n8 in northern GermanyAccording to a statement of the Dutch government, the ducks were being destroyed in the town of Barneveld as a precaution because the authorities want to eliminate all risks of H5N8 virus spread to three of the 12 states since Sunday.

Evacuation operation at a duck farm in Barneveld will increase the number of animals culled since the first outbreak in poultry 211,000 on Sunday.

"It is necessary to do everything possible to prevent such outbreaks in 2003 when 30 million chickens destroyed," the statement said. - Reuters

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:57 am 
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Avian influenza H5 (N8)
in Barneveld today, Saturday, November 22, a company with 8,000 ducks culled as a precaution. Research has shown that this business is visited by a truck that had previously visited the infected ducks company Kamperveen.

The government wants to view the location of the ducks in the poultry business rich Barneveld take any risks. There are currently no suspected cases of bird flu in Barneveld.
This week has been detected bird flu in poultry several locations in the Netherlands. There is a set directly on movement throughout the Netherlands from the government. That ban takes at least 72 hours and stand for the circle of 10 kilometers around the infected holding. So the measures proclaimed on November 20, 2014 remain intact.

In Kamperveen (Overijssel) are at several poultry bird flu (avian influenza, AI) established. The infected farms be removed as soon as possible by the Dutch Food and Consumer Authority (NVWA).

It is in these infections to an H5 strain of bird flu. It is not yet clear whether it is a low pathogenic or a highly pathogenic variant. Further analysis by the CVI must determine this. It is expected that the results of this analysis are available today.

Is a 10 km zone established around the companies in Kamperveen. Within this area are 34 other poultry farms. These companies are sampled and tested for bird flu.

Information Number avian
For current information please refer to the websites of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Entrepreneurial Netherlands. For practical questions and more about the outbreak of bird flu H5N8 call 088-042 42 42 .

Entrepreneurs who get into trouble with animal welfare issues must report to the NVWA through this particular phone 0900-0388.

Notification on www.lto.nl
November 22, 2104 : Eric Huber: "Do not take chances with the flu"

November 22, 2014 : 8,000 ducks precaution culled in Barneveld November 21, 2014 : Third case of bird flu in Kamperveen November 21, 2014 : Stop the flu! November 20, 2014 : Bird flu reaches also Ter Aar November 18, 2014 : Hubers (LTO) relieved end on movement 17 November 2014 : Concerns about avian flu still here November 16, 2014 : Poultry farmers shocked by bird flu outbreak






Variant bird flu identified in Ter Aar
Researchers have now found that the bird flu at the farm in Ter Aar (infection Thursday, November 20th) the highly pathogenic H5N8 concerns. This variant is also found on the company Hekendorp that proved to Sunday (November 16) are infected. The culling there is completed today. There are no businesses in the 10 km radius circle further found around Ter Aar with bird flu.

Health risks for poultry serious, people limited
the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza is very contagious among poultry. This version is for chickens fatal. Avian flu is a zoonosis, which means that contamination of the animal can be transmitted to humans. Protective measures for that reason made ​​for people who can come into direct and close contact with infected poultry. If people become infected, they generally experience mild flu symptoms.

Notification of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
The latest information and news from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and State Secretary Sharon Dijksma to the Second Chamber is here to find. No risk to health , this strain of bird flu is not transmissible from human to human. People can only affected by direct contact with infected animals. The RIVM says: "This type of virus in general, we know that it can sometimes feed to humans, in direct contact with chickens. That means mainly chicken farmers and reamers risk of becoming ill. The effects of possible contamination are not serious; there is talk about mild flu symptoms. Birds can die from the virus. Measures The standstill is valid for the Netherlands and aims to curb the virus spread as much as possible. This time period is also used to detect possible virus spread. There is a transport ban all animals, commercial and hobby, and not just for poultry and other poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding. On mixed farms with commercial poultry physical movement also applies to other animals, raw milk and manure from other animals on the farm. So the movement ban is for up to 72 hours. In addition, a ophok- and cover requirement for poultry and other poultry promulgated throughout the Netherlands. There is a visitors' scheme on all poultry farms and mixed farms with poultry compulsory. Too, and a collective exhibition ban ban for poultry. The obligations also apply to hobby farmers and holders of other poultry.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:34 pm 
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Date November 22, 2014
Dear President,
For the fifth time this week I am forced to inform yourself with outbreaks of bird flu (Avian Influenza, AI) in the Netherlands. Meanwhile 6 companies directly affected as a result of (preventive) culling. for the farmers, their animals and their communities, this outbreak downright awful. Families and families often decades to their company have built in one fell swoop lose all their animals, with all emotions then. Communities living along with neighbors, friends and acquaintances.
The consequences of the current outbreak of bird flu are very serious. I have Therefore, early last week brought a radical package of measures to further spreading of the avian flu to counteract. The entire poultry This affects, I am very aware of that. I think it is necessary, in the interests of entrepreneurs and their animals, all the set in their power to prevent a larger outbreak.
Further to my letters of 16, 18, 20 and 21 November. I tell you about the status of the outbreak and the measures.

Bird flu Kamperveen
Research has determined that the bird flu on the broiler parent company Kamperveen the highly pathogenic H5N8 type
is concerned. This variant was also found on the company and the Hekendorp company in Ter Aar. In the area with a radius of 1 km around the infected holding in Kamperveen are two poultry farms. As a precaution, the two companies decided preventive culling. Depopulation is completed today. At one of the companies are clinical signs in ducks found matching bird flu. It is now established that it is also at this ducks company to a H5 strain of bird flu is. It is not yet clear whether it is a low pathogenic or is a highly pathogenic variant.
Between 1 km and 10 km area are also 32 other poultry farms. These companies are sampled and tested for bird flu. Tomorrow are expected to be at the end of the day, the results known.

Preventive culling Barneveld
Barneveld is a company today with about 8,000 ducks precaution culled. Research has shown that this company is visited by a truck that was previously on the infected ducks company Kamperveen been. Given the location of the ducks in the poultry business rich area of Barneveld I want to take any risk regarding possible spread of the bird flu virus.
There are currently no suspected cases of bird flu in Barneveld.

measures
As indicated in my letter yesterday in the radius of 10 km from the affected farm found in Ter Aar any company with bird flu. the depopulation of the affected company, as well as the previously affected company Hekendorp, has been completed. The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza is very contagious among poultry. For chicken, this version is deadly. Bird flu is a zoonotic disease, meaning that infection from animals to humans can be transferred. This only happens when there is direct and close contact with infected poultry. People who are ill be of bird flu have the same symptoms as in an ordinary winter flu, generally expires mild bird flu in humans.

The on Thursday 20 November. Promulgated measures endure. I refer you refer to my letter of 20 November. on Avian Ter Aar. The website contains the most http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/vogelgriep questions and answers, as well as a link to the relevant regulations. In addition, business owners with questions can contact via RVO.nl
call center (088 042 42 42) today and tomorrow from 08.30 to 22.00h can be reached.
Cause bird flu research
Today I had contact with my German colleague, the Minister of Agriculture. In the vicinity of the turkey business in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), where also the highly pathogenic H5N8 type has been found, is a torque of 6 mallards examined AI. Of the six ducks, there are three negative found, was detected in two ducks low pathogenic avian influenza and 1 duck tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 type. Netherlands and Germany are working closely together for the cause of bird flu trace. Together with Germany, I will ask the European Commission to support of this research, including financially.
animal Welfare Commission
In a larger outbreak of an infectious disease, which measures be taken in the field of housing and / or culling, a
committee set up to monitor the implementation of measures are taken in the context of animal welfare. This committee will determine whether this is done in a responsible manner. The committee was established, headed
the chairman of the Council for Animal Affairs.
Dierenambulance
In relation to animal welfare, I have decided that the staff of animal ambulances is allowed to sick birds, if they are located in a life-threatening situation, transporting it to a vet. this exception in the regulation only applies to transport wild birds and birds of hobby farmers outside the protection and surveillance zones of 3 and 10 km around the infected farms.
In connection with the expiration on November 23 axis of the period of up to 72 hour standstill tomorrow I will inform you in detail.
(W. G.) Sharon A.M. Dijksma
State Secretary for Economic Affairs

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:53 am 
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Bird flu H5N8 variant appears in Kamperveen
Yesterday at 22:20 by llo, jta | Source: Belga
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Bird flu H5N8 variant appears in Kamperveen
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The bird flu earlier this week showed up at a poultry farm in the Dutch Kamperveen, in the province of Overijssel, is indeed the highly contagious H5N8 variant. That the Dutch State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced Saturday. That variant popped up earlier in Ter Aar (South Holland) and Hekendorp (Utrecht). In the Dutch town of Barneveld eight thousand ducks were culled.
The affected company Kamperveen bred parents of future broiler. All 10,000 animals are slaughtered. In an adjacent duck breeding bird flu has also surfaced. Ducks have 'clinical signs consistent with "the disease. Even animals that are culled. It goes to the ducks in each case to H5 bird flu, which has been established, but it is not yet clear whether it also concerns the variant N8.

In the area are 32 other poultry farms investigated. The outcomes are likely to be known Sunday. A truck after a visit to the duck farm in Kamperveen drove to a company in Barneveld. There are Saturday 8,000 ducks slaughtered. There is no suspicion of bird flu, but Dijksma want to take any risks because Barneveld is in the heart of the poultry industry.

Six companies culled

Six companies have been culled. Dijksma calls it terrible for farmers. "Families and families often decades have built their business, in one fell swoop all their animals lost, with all the accompanying emotions. Communities living along with neighbors and friends. "

The animals had to be killed because the ducks company is visited by a truck that was previously a duck business in Kamperveen where bird flu has broken out, has visited. Barneveld is located on the Veluwe, which is the heart of the Dutch poultry industry. The Dutch State Secretary Sharon Dijksma therefore wants to take any risk of spreading the virus.

Fears of massive empidemie

Poultry farmers in the Netherlands are afraid of a new mass epidemic as in 2003, when a third of the total poultry had to be culled. "If the bird flu from spreading to the Veluwe is the incalculable damage," said Gert-Jan Oplaat, chairman of the Dutch Union of Poultry Farmers (NVP).

In Belgium there is as yet no bird flu. As a precaution since Friday have set an indoor confinement for professional poultry farmers in our country.

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