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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bangladesh : 15,000 chickens culled

Via BDNews 24 :

" The livestock directorate has ordered culling 14,900 chickens infected with bird flu in two farms of Ashulia and Dhamrai. Upazila livestock officers on Tuesday asked Aqua Land Agro Complex in Ashulia to cull all 7,900 of its chickens and Mayer Doa Poultry in Dhamrai to cull 7,000. Several birds had died at both the farms in the last few days.

The dead birds were sent to the Central Disease Investigation Laboratory (CDIL) on Tuesday, which confirmed avian influenza infection. Savar livestock officer Farhadul Alam told that culling at Aqua Land had began at 6.45pm in the presence of Dhaka district livestock officer Mohammad Ali. "

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