Bird flu: 17k poultry birds to be culled in Tapi district | Surat News

SURAT: With samples of poultry birds testing constructive for avian influenza, the district authorities in Tapi has determined to cull round 17,000 birds as a precautionary measure to curb the unfold of the illness.
Sources stated that about seven hen had died in the previous few days on account of some unknown motive. The samples have been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses, Bhopal, and it confirmed the presence of the extremely infectious H5N1 influenza virus in three samples collected from farms at Uchhal.
The animal husbandry division of Tapi district had gone to gather the pattern of the useless birds.
Uchchhal taluka is adjoining Navapur in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district from the place fowl flu circumstances have been reported, stated district officers.
“We had despatched three samples to Bhopal for testing and that three out of the 2 samples have examined constructive of fowl flu. We shall be culling about 17,000 hen on the poultry farm in Uchhal,” stated RJ Halani, district collector of Tapi.
“I’ve issued a notification banning the sale of hen and eggs within the one kilometre radius of the farm in Uchhal,” added Halani.
Every 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 includes the mass slaughter of home poultry birds, comparable to chickens and geese, to include the unfold of fowl flu. Through the culling course of, home birds in an contaminated space are slaughtered and their stays buried.
Chicken flu is a extremely infectious and extreme respiratory illness in birds brought on by the influenza virus.

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