Bird flu confirmed in Maharashtra’s Palghar: 45 hens found dead in poultry farm, all chicken shops shut for 21 days


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Key Highlights

  • Until now, 7,20,515 poultry birds, together with 5,86,668 from Navapur in Nandurbar, have been culled

  • Carcasses of culled birds had been being buried in lime lined pits to forestall the unfold of an infection

Palghar: The Palghar administration has ordered the closure of all poultry farms and rooster outlets within the Maharashtra district after hen flu was confirmed there following the deaths of 45 hens at a poultry farm.

“Fowl flu has been confirmed in Palghar, Maharashtra following the demise of 45 chickens at a poultry farm. The district administration has ordered closure of all poultry farms and outlets promoting rooster for the following 21 days,” Palghar Deputy Collector Kiran Mahajan stated.

Maharashtra on Sunday reported the deaths of 381 birds amid the avian influenza scare. A state authorities official stated that 380 of those had been poultry birds, together with 190 from Nandurbar and 115 from Amravati in Vidarbha.

Samples had been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses (NIHSAD) in Bhopal and the Illness Investigation Part in Pune for testing.

Until now, 7,20,515 poultry birds, together with 5,86,668 from Navapur in Nandurbar, have been culled, and 26,44,177 eggs in addition to 73,004 kilograms of poultry feed have been destroyed in contaminated zones, a authorities notification learn.

Carcasses of culled birds had been being buried in lime lined pits to forestall the unfold of an infection, information company PTI reported.

The Maharashtra authorities has paid compensations to the tune of Rs 3.38 crore to poultry farmers who’ve been affected in contaminated zones.

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