Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nepal: Bird flu confirmed in four poultry farms in Kaski

POKHARA, Jan 16: The government has confirmed bird flu in four poultry farms in Kaski that had recently reported sudden chicken deaths.

Dr Bansi Sharma, chief of Regional Livestock Service Directorate, Pokhara told Republica that lab tests of sample conducted in Pokhara, Kathmandu and the United Kingdom confirmed that the chicken had died of avian influenza.

“Our technicians culled 2,000 chickens and destroyed feed kept at the four farms to prevent the disease from spreading. They also sprayed chemicals in the affected farms,” he added.

The directorate had deployed six teams of technicians in the affected areas.

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