December 28, 2011


Bangladesh culls 3,000 poultry over bird flu scare


A poultry farm in Bangladesh has culled over 3,000 poultry and destroyed 1,300 eggs after detection of the bird flu virus, officials said Tuesday (Dec 27).


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.


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 (US$8,600).

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