Westpoint Farm Vets and Minster Poultry Vets are due to host a free group discussion webinar on Avian Influenza.

The two organisations, two of the country's leading vets, will host the free event to held smallholders and professional bird-keepers with issues surrounding the disease.

So far there have been a number of confirmed outbreaks, from Lincolnshire to Lancashire, and the two vets fear the outbreak may spread.

The upcoming webinar presentation will guide small flock keepers through known issues, and will also discuss other tropical diseases which can effect the birds.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have published information for flock keepers via the government website, which also advises flock keepers to registers their birds with APHA.

Anyone wishing to sign up to the webinar can do so at westpointfarmvets.co.uk and go to the news section at the bottom of the home page.