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Friday, February 4, 2011

Japan : Oita culls 13,000 chickens due to bird flu

An article from Japan Today :

" OITA : The Oita prefectural government finished culling about 13,000 chickens at a poultry farm and a meat processing center on Thursday after becoming the fifth Japanese prefecture to be hit by avian influenza this winter.

About 110 people, including animal doctors and prefectural government officials, culled and buried about 8,100 chickens from Wednesday night at the poultry farm in Oita city, while an additional 100 people joined the task of disinfecting the area.

The approximately 5,000 other chickens were culled at a meat processing center in Usa as around 2,000 chickens had been brought to it from the infected farm."

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