Meghalaya culls 5,000 birdsJanuary 18th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Authorities in Meghalaya Wednesday culled nearly 5,000 domesticated fowls in a bird flu-hit area of East Garo Hills district, an official said.
The birds were culled and buried with lime and bleaching powder in 19 villages within a three-km radius of a government-run farm at Williamnagar - the epicentre of H5N1 virus, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Director D. Lyngwa told IANS.
The government has paid a total of Rs.75,300 to owners of the culled birds.
Lyngwa said blood samples of birds have been collected and sent to Regional Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Assam.
“The samples collection is a normal process to alert us if the birds in the farms are healthy,” he added.
On Jan 11, the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal detected that large-scale deaths of birds at the Williamnagar farm were infected with the deadly H5N1 virus.
More than 3,000 birds have died in the farm at Williamnagar, the district headquarters of East Garo Hills.
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