17,000 poultry birds to be culled in Gujarat’s Tapi- The New Indian Express

By PTI

TAPI: Samples of poultry birds in Gujarat’s Tapi district have examined constructive for avian influenza following which the authorities have determined to cull round 17,000 birds as a precautionary measure, an official stated on Monday.

The samples have been collected from two poultry farms in Uchchhal taluka of Tapi situated adjoining Navapur in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district from the place chicken flu instances have been reported, stated Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Division of Tapi, Dr Akshay Shah.

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These samples have been despatched to a laboratory in Bhopal they usually have examined constructive for chicken flu, Shah.

The farms in Uchchhal from the place the samples have examined constructive are situated inside 1 km radius of 4 farms in Navapur from the place avian influenza instances have been reported earlier, Shah stated.

“Round 17,000 poultry birds within the affected space can be culled as a precautionary measure,” he stated.

Per week in the past, the Tapi district administration had banned entry and exit of poultry merchandise from its border following affirmation of H5N8 (a pressure of avian influenza) in Navapur.

Areas falling inside 1 to 10 km radius from the affected farms in Navapur have been declared a surveillance zone.

Culling entails mass slaughter of home poultry birds, reminiscent of chickens and geese, to include the unfold of chicken flu.

Throughout the culling course of, home birds in an contaminated space are slaughtered and their stays buried.

Fowl flu is a extremely infectious and extreme respiratory illness in birds brought on by the influenza virus.

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