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Thursday, February 2, 2012

India : Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in Tripura

Article via The Asian Age :

" Over 6,200 poultry birds and ducks were culled in Tripura after reports of a fresh outbreak of bird flu, officials said here on Thursday.

The culling was done in Lembuchara area of western Tripura. "Mopping up operations and disinfection of poultry farms, birds and ducks enclosures and cages have begun," Tripura animal resource development department director Manoranjan Sarkar said.

In addition to culling, huge quantities of eggs and feed material have been destroyed and compensation has been given to the affected people.

He said the Tripura government had imposed a ban on the import of poultry birds, ducks and other poultry products from outside the state."

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