118 poultry birds found dead

A complete of 118 poultry birds has been discovered useless as a result of hen flu in Maharashtra. No mortality was reported in herons, sparrows, parrots and crows. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.

In keeping with the division of animal husbandry, to this point, 7,33,050 poultry birds together with a file 5,99,203 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 26,63,245 eggs and 74,040 kg of poultry feed have been scientifically destroyed inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm within the contaminated zones.

The state authorities has launched Rs 3.38 crore in direction of compensation to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones for containment of Chook Flu.

The poultry farmers are urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, a masks overlaying the mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to take care of social bodily distancing norms.

Additional, the state authorities has appealed to the residents to not devour uncooked, half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. They’ve been additionally requested to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about hen flu.

The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors underneath the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animals Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of hen flu.

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