December 16, 2012 Anticipation of Bird Flu, Poultry Reject Foreign Kalsel Outbreak of avian influenza (AI), a new strain of Java to make South Kalimantan provincial government concerned.Department of Animal Husbandry Kalsel banned poultry (ducks) and products from other regions into the region. "AI viruses that attack on the island of Java is a kind of new and highly mutant, with the death toll reached 46 percent. therefore we do not give advice on the movement of poultry (ducks) outside and its products to the province, "said Maskamian Anjam, Head of the Animal Husbandry Department of South Kalimantan, in Banjarmasin, Sunday (16/12).
It also asks all farmers to be wary of the spread of the AI virus, by doing cage sanitation measures (biosecurity) and vaccination. Admittedly, South Kalimantan region is also susceptible to AI virus and bird deaths caused by Newcastle disease, such as a few years ago. population of ducks in South Kalimantan is expected to reach four million head, while the duck egg production per day as many as two million eggs. Hulu North River, a breeding center area known as duck duck Alabio.
Meanwhile, broiler type poultry population reached 20 million head, two million head of poultry and chicken about eight million. Kalsel the level of consumption of chicken per day reached 50,000 individuals.Most of the production of poultry and eggs Kalsel sent to the neighboring province of Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan.