At a farm in Brittany, France, Newcastle Disease (NCD) has been found. The establishment concerned is a (meat)pigeon farm with 2,500 animals.
The mortality rate at the farm was increased to 28%. The remaining animals have been culled as a precaution. The disease among the pigeons were seen after the intake declined dramatically. The cause of the contamination is unknown. An infection via wild birds could be an option.
Around the company, a 3-kilometer control zone have been set up and in a radius of 10 kilometres around the company no poultry can be transported. The last time NCD was detected in France was in 2006.