Central govt recognises Haryana lab for conducting bird flu tests

IN wake of chicken flu reported within the poultry belt in Panchkula, the central authorities has recognised the Foundation Safety Laboratory, level-2, Hisar for conducting preliminary examination of chicken samples, making Haryana the second state within the Northern India after Punjab with such a facility.

The recognised laboratory in Hisar has began delivering the preliminary outcomes of chicken samples, that are being forwarded to Excessive Safety Animal Illness Laboratory (HSADL), Bhopal, for closing outcomes. The laboratory is located in Lala Lajpat Rai College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar.

“The Hisar-based laboratory was recognised for conducting the preliminary examination of chicken samples together with carcasses, waste and so forth. Now, we aren’t to depend upon RDDL, Jalandhar. Within the coming time, we will additionally entertain the samples of different states for the preliminary examination. The ultimate outcomes associated to chicken flu and different illnesses will solely be delivered by HSADL, Bhopal,” stated Anil Banwala, Deputy Director Animal Husbandry and Dairying division.

In Punjab, the Regional Illnesses Prognosis Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar, is recognised for conducting the preliminary examination of chicken samples. Neighboring states together with Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and generally even New Delhi most well-liked to ship chicken samples to RDDL, Jalandhar for the preliminary findings.

“A plethora of chicken samples was piled up at RDDL Jalandhar as mass mortality was being reported in Haryana, Himachal, Delhi and in Chandigarh. Officers there urged the Haryana authorities to search out their very own approach for testing. Even HSADL, Bhopal prefers to look at the preliminary findings of the regional laboratories,” stated sources.

The Barwala-Raipurrani poultry belt in Panchkula is without doubt one of the largest poultry belts in Asia. The chicken flu outbreak within the belt got here to note within the first week of January, though preliminary findings had advised that the signs of chicken flu had began to floor within the months of November-December, 2020.

2 lakh poultry birds culled, belt but to be declared bird-flu free

The Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying division has accomplished the culling and sanitisation course of in at the very least 9 poultry farms situated within the Barwala-Raipurrani poultry belt. Round two lakh poultry birds have been culled. Nonetheless, the division is but to declare the poultry belt as a Hen-Flu free zone. Round 132 poultry farms located within the explicit belt can be beneath surveillance for subsequent three months.

The Panchkula administration is but to launch the compensation for the culled birds and destroyed feed.

“To date no constructive pattern of the flu associated to this explicit belt is pending. We’ll solely declare it chicken flu free zone after the examination of re-sampled samples. The belt is beneath surveillance for subsequent three months,” stated a senior officer.

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