151 more birds succumb to bird flu in Maharashtra

A complete of 151 birds together with 134 poultry birds have been discovered useless as a result of avian influenza in Maharashtra. The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing.

To date, 7,12,172 poultry birds together with 5,78,360 birds from Navapur have been scientifically destroyed from the 1 km radius of contaminated zones. The division of animal husbandry stated 19,68,181 eggs and 72,974 poultry feed have additionally been destroyed from contaminated zones throughout the state.

The state authorities has stepped up the vigil in Navapur which has been a poultry hub with 27 farms. The Nandurbar district administration has deployed greater than 100 particular groups to hold out culling of almost 9 lakh poultry birds in phases in Navapur.

The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors below the provisions of Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animal Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of avian influenza.

The state authorities has urged the poultry farmers to comply with strict biosecurity measures whereas the rooster store proprietors have been directed to make use of gloves, masks, masking mouth and nostril, strict hygiene practices within the store and keep social bodily distancing norms.

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