- diagnosis-specific morbidity,
- morbidity resulting from single exposure;
- morbidity or death resulting from repeated or long-term exposure.
- areas where increased incidence of morbidity and mortality in wild birds occurs;
- reducing maternal mortality and morbidity rates, with particular reference to the countries and populations where these are highest;
- the owner keeps a record on the production data, including morbidity and mortality data, which must be updated regularly;
- Collecting, analysing and reporting on clinical data providing information on the prevalence and morbidity of contact dermatitis in Europe.
- ensuring early detection of HPAI H5N1 by investigating increased incidence of morbidity and mortality in wild birds, in particular in selected ‘higher risk’ species.
- Marking should generally be carried out under anaesthesia in order to ease handling and minimise the risk of injury, morbidity and stress.
- The investigation of unexpected morbidity and mortality should be thorough, having regard for potential zoonotic diseases, and be entrusted to competent personnel and laboratories.
- When an official veterinarian inspects a holding where increased morbidity, mortality or change in production data have been reported, the following measures must be carried out:
- When an official veterinarian inspects a holding in which increased morbidity, mortality or change in production data have been reported, the following measures must be carried out:
- morbidity or death resulting from repeated or long-term exposure. Morbidity or death may result from repeated exposure, even to relatively low doses/concentrations, due to bioaccumulation of the substance or its metabolites, and/or due to the overwhelming of the de-toxification process by repeated exposure to the substance or its metabolites;
- any increased morbidity or mortality or significant drop in production data in holdings is immediately reported to the competent authority, which shall carry out appropriate investigations in accordance with instructions given by the official veterinarian;
- data on the production of poultry or other captive birds and other data in relation to defined periods (morbidity and mortality history, details of medications used, birds hatched, data relating to animal feed and water consumption);