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गृहपृष्ठNepalNearly 2,500 poultries culled in Phutung of Kathmandu after bird flu cases confirmed

Nearly 2,500 poultries culled in Phutung of Kathmandu after bird flu cases confirmed

Govt urges farmers to adopt four-point safety measures to prevent bird flu outbreak


KATHMANDU – The Department of Livestock Services has urged farmers and all other stakeholders to adopt safety measures to prevent any possible outbreak of bird flu.

Issuing a statement, the Department said that it has culled 2,500 chickens, ducks and turkey in Phutung of Kathmandu after bird flu was found in some samples of poultry it collected and carried out real time PCR test on Friday.

Stating that it has culled poultry products in and around the areas where bird flu has been confirmed by mobilizing mobilized agencies related to livestock services in provincial, federal and local levels, it has urged all stakeholders to adopt safety measures to prevent the bird flu from spreading.

According to the Department, it culled 1,865 ducks, 622 quails, 32 chickens, 25 turkeys, 542 eggs and 75 kg of poultry feeds in Phutung after bird flu was confirmed.

In its four-point appeal, the Department urged farmers and other stakeholders to adopt safety measures to prevent the outbreak of bird flu.

The Department urged farmers and other stakeholders to transport poultry and poultry products only after acquiring veterinary certificates, embrace biosecurity protocols in farms, regularly disinfect farms and pay attention on personal sanitation and immediately inform livestock services agencies if fowls or poultries are found to be suddenly dying in any farm or sales outlets.





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