Maharashtra reports 1,445 poultry bird deaths; Udgir, Dhayari samples test positive for Avian Influenza

Maharashtra reported 1,445 poultry fowl deaths until February 3, with samples from Udgir in Latur and Dhayari in Pune testing optimistic for the Avian Influenza.

The utmost of those deaths – 1,289 – have been reported from Nandurbar. Solapur, Ahmednagar, Amravati and Akola have additionally reported deaths of birds. Mortality has additionally been reported in birds like herons, sparrows and parrots in Thane.

In an official assertion, Sachindra Pratap Singh, State Commissioner Animal Husbandry has mentioned {that a} complete of 16 crows have been discovered useless in Pune, Thane, Mumbai and Akola.

The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing.

“The outcomes of the testing of samples have been obtained from the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illness (NIHSAD), Bhopal and the poultry birds’ samples from Udgir metropolis in Latur and Dhayari, Pune have been discovered optimistic for Avian Influenza,” Singh mentioned.

Wherever the optimistic reviews in poultry birds and geese have been communicated, the method of declaring the “Contaminated Zone” and actions have been initiated to implement the prescribed preventive measures, as per the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009.

All poultry birds, eggs, poultry feed and droppings inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm have been scientifically destroyed. To this point 72,170 poultry birds, 44,686 eggs and 63,339 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from the contaminated zone.

The Maharashtra authorities has sanctioned a compensation package deal of Rs 130 lakh for culling of poultry and different birds, eggs and poultry feed and operational price of illness management inside 1 km radius of the contaminated space, underneath the Chook Flu Illness Management Programme, the assertion has mentioned.

The compensation of Rs 25.88 lakh is being distributed to the poultry farmers within the contaminated zone, the place the culling of poultry birds and disposal of eggs and poultry feed has been carried out.

Surveillance work is sustained at locations the place optimistic outcomes have been reported in different species of birds excluding poultry. The method of assortment of cloacal and oro-pharyngeal swabs, dropping and serum samples of the birds from the 1-10 Km radius space from the contaminated zone can be initiated after issuing the Sanitization Certificates, in response to the assertion.

Poultry farmers have been urged to comply with strict bio-security measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, masks overlaying mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to keep up social bodily distancing norms.

Homeowners of poultry farms and most people have been intimated that if there’s mortality in crows, parrots, herons or in migratory birds in any village or of any uncommon mortality of poultry birds in industrial farms in addition to in yard poultry, they need to instantly contact the veterinary dispensary.

It’s suggested that the useless birds shouldn’t be touched with naked palms, put up mortem of such useless birds shouldn’t be performed and the useless birds shouldn’t be disposed off with out intimation.

It’s appealed that consumption of rooster and eggs shouldn’t be decreased or stopped by residents on account of rumours and misconceptions.

In the meantime, outbreaks of fowl flu have been reported in migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi, Uttarakhand, UP, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

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