Defra has updated their outbreak assessment for Newcastle Disease (ND) to reflect the increase in outbreaks across Europe.

The risk level for an incursion of ND in poultry in the UK has increased to medium. There have been several outbreaks in Belgium in both commercial and ‘smallholder’ flocks.

Poultry keepers are reminded of the need to review biosecurity and heighten if necessary to reflect the increased risk of disease.