356 more birds found dead

A complete of 356 birds comprising 343 poultry birds have been discovered lifeless because of hen flu in Maharashtra. Of the 343 poultry birds, 229 had been in Nandurbar, 56 in Nashik, 40 in Amravati and 18 in Jalgaon. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.

Of the steadiness 13 birds, mortality of two different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and 11 crows has been reported within the state.

Based on the division of animal husbandry, 7,37,696 poultry birds together with 6,03,392 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 26,65,081 eggs and 72,994 kg 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 a compensation of Rs 3.38 crore to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zone for containment of hen flu.

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

The poultry farmers are urged to comply with strict biosecurity measures. The hen store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, a masks masking the mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to keep up social bodily distancing norms.

Additional, the state authorities has appealed to the residents to not eat 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.

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