626 poultry birds die in Maharashtra on Friday

Mumbai: A complete of 732 birds together with 626 poultry birds died resulting from avian influenza in Maharashtra on Friday. The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Ailments Investigation Part, Pune for testing. A complete of 14,524 deaths of varied birds have been recorded until date because the outbreak of avian influenza (chicken flu) on January 8.

Poultry samples from 16 districts had been discovered constructive for chicken flu. All poultry birds, eggs, poultry feed and droppings inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farms are being scientifically destroyed. Out of 29 locations, destruction of poultry, eggs, poultry feed and excreta has been accomplished in 25 locations. Thus far 39,483 poultry birds, 8 geese, 33,515 eggs and 53,046 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from contaminated zones.

The state authorities has sanctioned a compensation bundle of Rs 1.30 crore for culling of poultry and different birds, eggs and poultry feed and operational price of illness management inside 1 km radius of the contaminated areas beneath the Fowl Flu Illness Management Programme.

The bundle included Rs 20 per chicken for laying birds as much as 8 weeks, Rs 90 per chicken for layer birds above 8 weeks, Rs 20 per chicken for Broiler birds as much as 6 weeks, Rs 70 for Broiler birds above six weeks, Rs 3 per egg for poultry eggs, Rs 12 per kg for poultry feed, Rs 35 per chicken for geese as much as six weeks of age and Rs 135 per chicken for geese above six weeks.

Surveillance work is sustained on the locations the place constructive outcomes have been reported in different species of birds excluding poultry. The method of assortment of Cloacal and oro-pharyngeal swabs, dropping and serum samples of the birds from 1-10 km radius space from the contaminated zone will likely be initiated after issuing the Sanitization Certificates.

A Central staff, which is within the state since January 17, has to this point visited Pen in Raigad district, Nande and Boribel in Pune district, Beed and Parbhani districts and reviewed the actions undertaken by the state authorities in containing the chicken flu outbreak.

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