Poultry farmers in the South Dorset area of the United Kingdom were put on high alert because of reported cases of bird flu.
A new avian influenza prevention zone has been applied to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds, in specific targeted areas of South Dorset.
Wild birds in the area have been confirmed with bird flu, posing a serious threat to commercial and domestic flocks of poultry.
In 2017, poultry farmers in Ireland were forced to restrict their flocks to prevent possible infection from contact with wild birds.
All bird keepers in the area must now follow detailed requirements on strict biosecurity. While they are still permitted to keep birds outside, they must meet the following conditions: