3,200 chicks culled in OrissaFebruary 20th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 3,200 chicks have been culled in Orissa after the veterinary officials spotted a truck coming from the bird flu-hit West Bengal, an official said Friday.
The truck was stopped by the veterinary officials near Laxmananath check gate in the Balasore district, about 260 km from here, Wednesday evening.
“The driver of the truck immediately absconded, leaving the truck on the spot,” director of the fisheries and animal resource development department Bishnupada Sethi told IANS.
He said the veterinary officials culled the chicks in a nearby area Thursday.
The Orissa government imposed a ban on the import of poultry from neighbouring states in December following the confirmation of the presence of H5N1 bird flu virus in West Bengal.
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