The tally of chicken deaths in Maharashtra reached 18,700 with 289 extra birds dying in varied elements of the state on Monday, a state authorities official mentioned on Tuesday.
The samples of those birds have been despatched to the Bhopal-based laboratory to search out out whether or not they have been contaminated by avian influenza pathogen, he mentioned.
“Out of those 289 birds, 260 have been poultry birds whereas others are herons, parrots, crows and many others,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned 51,090 poultry birds, eight geese, 38,798 eggs and 55,476 kg poultry feed have been destroyed till now within the contaminated zones in Maharashtra.
Hen flu outbreak was confirmed in some districts of Maharashtra earlier this month.
“Culling of poultry birds, destruction of eggs, droppings, manure, feed and many others has been initiated within the radii of one-km across the contaminated poultry farms,” he mentioned.
Culling is principally the mass slaughter of home poultry birds, equivalent to chickens and geese, to comprise the unfold of chicken flu. Throughout this course of, all home birds in an contaminated space, the place instances of chicken flu have been reported, are slaughtered and their stays are buried.
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