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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nepal : Kavre sounds bird flu alert

Via Himalayan Times :

" With bird flu reported in Bhaktapur, authorities in the adjoining district of Kavre have gone on high alert to prevent a possible outbreak in the district.

According to Durga Prasad Bhandari, Chief District Officer and Bird Flu Disease Control Technical Team Chairperson, import of chicken and related items have been banned from some entry points of the district in the wake of the avian flu threat. Import of chicken, and chicken-related items have been stopped from Sanga, Nala, Mangaltar and Dolalghat entry points until further notice.

“We have banned the import of chicken, chicks, eggs and chicken droppings as manure from those points to prevent the spread of the disease in the district,” informed district livestock office Kavre chief Dr Samjhana Kafle, adding chicks from Bhaktapur and Kathmandu could be imported if they had veterinary certificate and a certificate vouching their sound health.

There are about seven small and big hatcheries in Kavre, which have the capacity to produce about 250,000 broiler chicks in a week."

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