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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Egypt: Warnings of the spread of pneumonia in poultry due to cold wave
Poultry Division warned the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the spread of pneumonia in poultry, under the cold wave that hit the country, and demanded the Division, the Minister of Petroleum, providing pipe butane farms to keep poultry in that period.
Dr Abdulaziz al-Sayed, head of the division, Al-Masri Al-Youm, that the Ministry of Petroleum required to raise the prices of the tube large commercial 5-fold, brought from 12 pounds to 60 pounds, and promised to provide to farmers licensed and unlicensed.
He pointed out that the number of poultry farms increased from 26 thousand to 90 thousand farm, 60% of which is licensed, pointing out that the heating is necessary to keep poultry flocks.
He explained that the coastal areas in Kafr El-Sheikh, and status , and Port Said, are the most vulnerable areas for 'bird flu' pandemic and other infectious diseases, stressing that educators must provide immunization and heating on a regular basis. http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/1370916