Dr Colin Butter, one of the UK’s leading authorities on avian flu with expertise in animal science, virology and immunology, featured on BBC One’s Countryfile on Sunday 5th February.


Dr Butter, from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, appeared on the BBC’s flagship Sunday evening programme alongside presenter Tom Heap as part of a feature exploring the current outbreak of avian flu across the UK.

Dr Butter provided expert comment on the specific strain of the virus and the impact of this avian flu outbreak on the country’s poultry sector. He also highlighted possible future solutions, such as the ability to breed flu-resistant birds – an area he is currently researching.

The programme is now available to view on BBC iPlayer via the below link (from 27.02), and it will be repeated on BBC 2 at 8:45am on Sunday 12th February: