Please see below the latest AI situation in France – with thanks to BEIC. Any questions regarding this information, please contact Richard Turner.
At the end of last week the French Ministry of Agriculture announced 12 new cases. Yesterday, the Ministry gave an update on the situation and declared another 11 new cases. This means that the total number of outbreaks is now 53.
Please note that the latest cases are all related to monitoring prior to slaughter. The region where AI is now concentrated is the region of Foi gras production, with production being concentrated at Christmas time.
Monitoring of bird migratory routes has shown that there is currently no migration from the south to north. However, AI appears to be spreading, which puts the poultry sector at an increased risk. It is therefore vital that everyone continues to exercise high standards of biosecurity.
- HPAI – new cases listed NEW CASE and those reported on 18th December listed as REPORTED ON 18TH DECEMBER
Dordogne: 12 outbreaks HPAI (+1)
24 November, HPAI (H5N1) in a backyard flock of 32 chickens in Biras
28 November, HPAI (H5N1 and H5N9) at a company with 14,000 ducks in Saint Paul La Roche
30 November, HPAI H5N2 at a farm with 1,000 ducks in Dommes
4 December, HPAI (H5) at a farm with 1,000 ducks and 4,000 laying hens in Cénac et Saint Julien
8 December, H5N1 at a location in Montignac with 30 ducks, geese and chickens
9 December, HPAI (H5) at a company with 1,000 ducks in Nantheuil
9 December, in a flock of 630 ducks in Bosset (HPAI H5N9)
14 December, HPAI H5N1 in a flock of 1,070 ducks in Bosset
14 December, HPAI at 2 companies in Campagnac-les-Quercy. The type of AI is not yet known.
15 December, HPAI at a farm of ducks in St Armand de Coly (situated within the PZ (PZ) of Montignac). The type of AI is not yet known.
18 December, HPAI H5 detected prior to slaughter in Lardin Saint Lazare (PZ of Montignac) at a company with 1,000 ducks in Campagnac-Les-Quercy. Type of AI still to be confirmed. REPORTED ON 18TH DECEMBER
Les Landes: 19 outbreaks HPAI (+5 +1)
6 December, at a company in Josse with 500 ducks (HPAI H5)
7 December, at a company in Doazit (poultry (24,500 birds): guinea fowl, chickens and capons) (HPAI H5N9)
9 December, HPAI H5N9 at a company in Horsarieux with 20,000 guinea fowl, chickens and ducks
14 December, HPAI H5N2 in a flock of 1,700 ducks in Doazit
14 December, 3 HPAI outbreaks reported at a production site with ducks within the PZs of Josse and Doazit. The type is still unknown.
15 December, 6 outbreaks were reported at a production site with ducks within the PZ of Doazit-Horsarrieu. Type is still unknown.
17 December, HPAI H5, 4 outbreaks were detected when monitoring birds prior to slaughter in Montaut Saint Sever, Aubagnan and Eyres Moncube. The type(s) of AI still has to be confirmed. REPORTED ON THE 18TH DECEMBER
18 December, HPAI H5N2 and H5N9 at a production site with ducks in Saint Cricq Chalosse REPORTED ON THE 18TH DECEMBER
19 December, HPAI infection confirmed at a company with ducks in Doazit NEW CASE
Haute-Vienne: 1 outbreak HPAI
8 December, HPAI H5N1 at a company with poultry (250 birds) in Les Billangues.
Gers: 9 outbreaks HPAI (+3 +3)
9 December, HPAI H5N2 at a company with 8,300 ducks in Manciet
15 December, HPAI (H5) at a company with ducks in Panjas
15 December HPAI (H5) at a company with 2,000 ducks and guinea fowl in Mirande, discovered during a clinical inspection. On 11 December, increased mortality was reported and samples were taken. On 15 December HPAI H5 contamination was confirmed. The exact type is still being investigated.
17 December, HPAI, H5 confirmed at 3 locations by monitoring prior to slaughter in Cazaubon, Eauze and Caupenne Armagn. The type(s) of AI still to be confirmed. REPORTED ON THE 18TH DECEMBER
19 December, HPAI at a farm with ducks in Ayzieu, H5 at a production site in Saint Michel with 32,000 hens and ducks. NEW CASE
Pyrénées Atlantiques: 10 outbreaks HPAI (+2 +6)
11 December, HPAI H5N9 at a duck farm with 1,500 birds in Arroses
15 December, HPAI confirmed at a company with 1,240 ducks in Uzan REPORTED ON 18TH DECEMBER
18 December, HPAI, H5 confirmed at 2 duck farms in Maucor and Saint Jammes. Type of AI still to be confirmed. REPORTED ON THE 18TH DECEMBER
18 December, HPAI, H5 confirmed at a duck farm in Crouseilles NEW CASE
18 December, HPAI, H5N9 confirmed at a company with ducks in Vialer NEW CASE
19 December, HPAI, H5 confirmed at a company with 3,100 ducks in Charre NEW CASE
20 December, HPAI confirmed at 3 companies with ducks in Navailles-Angus, Cosledaà-Lube-Boast and Escoubes. NEW CASE
Hautes-Pyrénées: 2 outbreaks (+1 +1)
18 December, HPAI H5 confirmed at a company with ducks in Labatut-Rivière within the PZ of Arroses. They type of AI still to be confirmed. REPORTED ON THE 18TH DECEMBER
18 December, HPAI, H5N2 confirmed at a company with ducks NEW CASE
For more details see the weblink below:
- LPAI – Please see below the previously detected LPAI outbreaks. No information on new developments has been made available
Les Landes: 3 outbreaks LPAI
4 December, LPAI H5N2 at 2 locations; in Sainte Colombe at a company with 2,492 ducks and at a company with 810 ducks in Castelnau Tursan
15 December, LPAI H5N3 at 2 locations; 810 birds in St-Sever and 430 birds in Orist.
Pyrénées Atlantiques: 1 outbreak LPAI
15 December, LPAI H5N3 confirmed in Saint-Armon at a location with 570 birds.