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Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza

Ducks, swans and hens

Avian influenza is a highly infectious disease affecting many species of birds, including commercial, wild and pet birds.

The latest national information is always available at the DEFRA website

All people that keep poultry and other domestic birds should remain vigilant for signs of the disease and all keepers should maintain a high level of biosecurity to reduce the risk of introducing the disease.

Reporting advice

If you find one or more dead swans or wild fowl (ducks and geese), more than 3 dead birds of the same species or more than 5 dead birds of different species, in the same place, please do not contact Clackmannanshire Council. Instead, you should contact the Defra Helpline:

  • 08459 33 55 77

It is essential the DEFRA specialists speak directly with you to obtain as much information as possible to ensure the appropriate response to the call.

Information for poultry keepers

Further information for poultry keepers can be found in the Publications and documents section below. In addition the Council will be holding regular briefings to provide up-to-date information directly to local businesses who may be effected by a possible outbreak of avian influenza.

For Further Information Contact

Emergency Planning Officer, Emergency Planning
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452537 / 450000
Email: