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Miraflores lifts temporary ban on poultry, non-poultry products

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Due to resolved Avian flu outbreaks, the Aklan provincial government has lifted the temporary ban on the entry of live poultry and non-poultry products, except for embryonated eggs (balut).

Governor Jose Enrique Miraflores issued Executive Order No. 002, which adopted the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) guidelines on the movement of live poultry products, non-poultry products, and byproducts during Avian Influenza (AI) outbreaks.

Movement of game fowls and related activities, as well as the validity of AI test results, are modified under the revised DA Memorandum Circular No. 27 to include the shipment of game fowls from farms in mainland Luzon with no H5/H7 detection to Mimaropa, Visayas, and non-affected cities/municipalities in Mindanao. (https://bit.ly/3PCVzIH)

Pet birds (parakeets, cockatoos, lovebirds, etc.) can now be transported across the country if the source aviary has a Bureau of Animal Industry Animal Disease Monitoring Compliance Certificate and a negative AI laboratory test result every 90 days.

Shipment of pigeons from farms in mainland Luzon with no H5/H7 detection to Mimaropa, Visayas, and non-affected cities/municipalities in Mindanao is now allowed. Pigeon racing, on the other hand, is still prohibited.

Miraflores also stated that upon entering Aklan’s border or port, incoming shipments to Western Visayas must have an approved Notice of Coordination and Acceptance issued by the Provincial Veterinarian of the recipient province or point of destination in Region 6.

On March 2022, the province of Aklan temporarily banned the entry of domestic and wild birds including meat, eggs, semen, and manure from other regions to safeguard the general public from the dangers of avian influenza.

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