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Bird flu: Poultry culled in Tripura

PTI Agartala | Updated on November 16, 2017 Published on March 16, 2012


Altogether 5,000 poultry birds were culled today at a Government-owned farm in Tripura's Gandhigram where bird flu surfaced in the first week of this month, a top government official said.

The birds were culled at the farm near here by the Rapid Response Squad of the Animal Resource Development Department, its director, Mr Manoranjan Sarkar, said.

The outbreak of bird flu was confirmed by the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal, Mr Sarkar said.

All precautionary measures were taken to prevent fresh outbreak of bird flu in the State, he said, adding, over 300 birds were culled within a three-km radius area of the government-owned Lembucherra poultry farm in the district, about 20 km from here, only in the last week of January.

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Published on March 16, 2012
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