Nigel Gibbens, UK Chief Veterinary Officer, declared disease freedom from H5N8 avian influenza on the 13th September. This allows market access discussions to reopen with our trading partners, and is relevant to spent hen export markets. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-uk-now-disease-free-but-chief-vet-urges-vigilance
Defra has sent the declaration to OIE and expects it to appear on their self-declaration page in due course alongside those of other countries.
Defra has also published the lessons identified report from the winter 2016-17 outbreak. This can be viewed here.
If you have any questions on the above information, or would like to discuss biosecurity on your farm, please contact the practice on 01392 872932.