3,000 poultry culled over bird flu scareDecember 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 3,000 poultry were culled and 1,300 eggs destroyed at a poultry farm in Bangladesh following detection of the bird flu virus, officials said Tuesday.
Livestock officials visited many poultry farms in Meherpur district along the border with India’s West Bengal state and found that the infection was limited to only one farm, the Daily Star reported.
Farm owner Aminul Islam Khokon, also the president of the district poultry farm association, said chicken at his farm were dying since Saturday. He took samples to the livestock office for tests which confirmed the disease.
The loss has been estimated to be around seven lakh taka ($8,600).
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