Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Amid bird flu scare in Uttarakhand, more hens die in poultry farms

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After around 150 hens died in a poultry farm in Tehri Garhwal last week, deaths of hens have been reported from Udham Singh Nagar, the Uttarakhand veterinary department said Thursday.

Seven hens were found dead in a poultry farm in Bajpur area of the district on Wednesday

“Seven hens were found dead in a poultry farm in Bajpur. So far, it seems that it is a case of natural death but as a precautionary measure we have taken the samples of the hens and sent them for testing to Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly,” Dr. GS Kharayat, veterinary officer of Bajpur region said.

The district veterinary department has closed the farm for precaution and sanitized the entire premise.

On Tuesday, around 150 hens were found dead in a poultry farm in Tehri Garhwal district. Samples from the farm have been sent for testing. Officials from the district veterinary department went to the farm to assess the situation and the farm has been closed for the time being.

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