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What is the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone or AIPZ?

This is a zone introduced by DEFRA/APHA as an interim step before a full lockdown (PROTECTION ZONE) and asks that chicken keepers put in place bio-security measures including footbaths outside the run (of a DEFRA approved disinfectant such as Nettex Poultry Virocur Disinfectant), restricting free ranging areas, and limiting access to your birds by people. DEFRA/APHA can still put in place a full Protection Zone (full lockdown) around outbreaks while the rest of the UK remains in the ‘lower’ prevention zone. The full details are on the DEFRA website.