The following information is guidance that should be followed in case anyone discovers a bird carcass or any other animal carcass.
Anyone with queries concerning domestic poultry or other domestic birds should contact their private vet.
For wild bird carcase queries:
- Single unexplained
Swan Death- inform DEFA Animal Health on 01624 685844.
- Multiple (more than 4) of one species esp. water fowl - inform Animal Health as above.
- General public enquiries re. birds: refer to Animal Health.
- In terms of public health, GPs should be contacted in the first instance.
- If anyone comes across a carcass, they should contact Animal Health. DEFA advised, in fact, that the public should not handle carcasses at all. DEFA dispatch bodies to VLA Preston, by arrangement.
This information has been provided by Ivan Bratty, Food Safety Manager, Environment Directorate, DEFA - Telephone: 01624 685889 Mobile - 07624 494720.