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Friday, August 16, 2013

Nepal : 53‚308 chickens culled in Bhaktapur

Via The Himalayan Times :

" As many as 53,308 chickens were culled in Bhaktapur, a bird flu-hit zone, on Thursday.

The government on Wednesday announced the district a bird flu emergency zone after many efforts of controlling the avian influenza that broke out in the district some two weeks ago, became unsuccessful.

According to Chief of the District Livestock Services Office, Khagendra Raj Bhatta, 53,308 chickens kept in 26 poultry farms were culled and 181,526 eggs and 4,363 kg of feed were destroyed. Ten teams have been deputed to cull remaining chickens on Friday.

Prior to this, 276,853 bird flu-infected fowls were culled, 624,010 eggs and 27,085 kilogrammes of feed were destroyed."

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