State Veterinary Administration


Is a public administration body under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and it was established according to the Veterinary Act No. 166/1999.

Its purpose is primarily the protection of consumers from products of animal origin likely to be harmful to human health, monitoring of animal health situation and maintaining it favourable, veterinary protection of the state territory of the Czech Republic, animal welfare and animal protection.


updated: 28. 2. 2017


Highly pathogenic avian influenza situation in the Czech Republic


  • The occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5 in poultry in the Czech Republic.

From 4th January to 23rd February 2017 in total 32 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks was confirmed in the Czech Republic:

  • 31 HPAI H5N8 outbreaks in 10 regions (Southern Moravian, Central Bohemian, Southern Bohemian, Olomouc, Liberec, Moravian-Silesian, Ústí nad Labem, Pardubice, Hradec Králové and Plzeň region); non-commercial back-yards flocks 28 outbreaks and commercial holdings 3 outbreaks
  • 1 HPAI H5N5 was confirmed in the Zoological garden Liberec (region Liberec) in captive birds.


Please be informed that no poultry products and animals were sent from infected holdings and all measures taken by the State Veterinary Administration are in accordance with EU legislation.


  • The occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5 in wild animals in the Czech Republic.

Since 4th January 2017 the HPAI H5N8 virus was confirmed in 52 wild birds found dead (40 swans, 8 ducks, 2 goose, 2 heron) in 13 region of the Czech Republic (Prague, Southern Moravian, Southern Bohemian, Central Bohemian, Moravian-Silesian, Zlín, Olomouc, Hradec Králové, Karlovy Vary, Pardubice, Ústí nad Labem, Liberec and Vysočina region).