A complete of 44 poultry birds had been discovered lifeless resulting from chook flu in Maharashtra. Of the 44 birds, 15 died in Jalgaon district, 13 in Nandurbar, 4 in Amravati and two in Nashik. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.
In response to the Division of Animal Husbandry, no mortality was reported in herons, sparrows, parrots and crows within the state.
To date, 8,34,676 poultry birds together with 7,00,161 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 30,00,308 eggs and 74,394 kg poultry feed have been scientifically destroyed and disposed inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm within the contaminated zones.
The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors underneath the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009, for the prevention, management and eradication of the illness.
The federal government has launched a compensation of Rs 3.38 crore the place the culling of poultry birds and the disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones to comprise chook flu.
Poultry farmers have been urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. Hen store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves and a masks to cowl the mouth and nostril. They’ve additionally been requested to observe hygiene practices within the store and to keep up social distance.
Additional, the state authorities has appealed to the residents to not eat uncooked or half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. They’ve been additionally requested to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about the illness.