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Published Time: 07.06.2024 - 07:02:24 Modified Time: 07.06.2024 - 07:02:24

Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Graeme Cooke said this detection is not unexpected. Avian influenza, bird flu


Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Graeme Cooke said this detection is not unexpected.

'It’s why our reasonable and risk-based Restricted and Control Areas are in place and shows that Agriculture Victoria’s comprehensive and ongoing surveillance activities are working well to date,’ Dr Cooke said.

‘Agriculture Victoria continues to work with affected producers and the wider industry to support continuity while minimising risk of disease spread. It’s a difficult time for our farmers and we’re making sure mental health support is available and eligible producers can access compensation.’

Existing movement controls remain in place in designated areas near Terang, Meredith and Lethbridge.  This includes:

Within the Restricted and Control areas, permits are required for the movement of birds, poultry products, feed and equipment on or off properties.

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