Two possible avian influenza outbreaks on Dutch farms

According to an update from Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands, two new possible outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported.

Both reports come out of Hierden. The first involves 100,000 meat ducks and was reported on 9 June. The second involves 6,000 meat ducks and 8,300 laying hens, also reported on 9 June.

Earlier that week, another report came in from Hierden. It is still under investigation. The possible outbreak involves 7,000 meat ducks. It was reported on 7 June.

This year has been particularly hard on Dutch poultry producers as infections have been reported with regularity since 26 October 2021.