Maharashtra: 289 more birds found dead, tally 18,700 | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: The tally of chook deaths in Maharashtra reached 18,700 with 289 extra birds dying in numerous 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 seek out out whether or not they had been contaminated by avian influenza pathogen, he mentioned.
“Out of those 289 birds, 260 had been poultry birds whereas others are herons, parrots, crows and so on,” 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.
Chook flu outbreak was confirmed in some districts of Maharashtra earlier this month.
“Culling of poultry birds, destruction of eggs, droppings, manure, feed and so on has been initiated within the radii of one-km across the contaminated poultry farms,” he mentioned.
Culling is mainly the mass slaughter of home poultry birds, similar to chickens and geese, to include the unfold of chook flu. Throughout this course of, all home birds in an contaminated space, the place instances of chook flu have been reported, are slaughtered and their stays are buried.

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