Friday 11 January 2008: Tests underway to determine how long bird flu has been present in swans

Thursday 10 January: Bird flu discovered in mute swans

Monday 19 November 2007: Second outbreak of bird flu is confirmed

Monday 19 November: Culling is completed


Friday 16 November: Bird flu has not spread to a second farm in Suffolk

Friday 16 November: Is bird flu spreading?

Tuesday 13 November: Bird flu is confirmed as H5N1

Tuesday 13 November: Birds are slaughtered

Monday 12 November: Bird flu is confirmed


Other useful sources:

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has a dedicated bird flu website

The Countryside Alliance rounds up news stories

The Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) website features comments and updates

The National FarmersÂ’ Union (NFU) website features information for its members


To comment on this article, use the comment box below, or email us at clonews@ipcmedia.com. Read more about the countryside.