There have been thirty cases of ILT reported by Private Veterinary Practitioners (PVP) in Northern Ireland since 4 May to date, Daera has said.
The last outbreak of ILT was in 2013. ILT is a notifiable disease in Northern Ireland, however Daera considers it a production disease therefore unlike with avian influenza (AI) no movement restrictions or culls being carried out.
Producers have been reminded that good biosecurity and practices similar to those used for an AI incursion are essential to keep flocks free from this serious viral infection.
A map showing the zones around the premises where ILT has been reported can be found here Map showing zones around premises where ILT has been reported | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (daera-ni.gov.uk).