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Over 6‚000 chickens culled as bird flu hits ninth farm

  

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Animal health workers dumping bird flu-infected chickens in Bhaktapur on Monday.

THT ONLINE

This is the ninth incident of bird flu in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU: Team from the Department of Livestock Service have culled 6,060 chickens and destroyed 950 kg of poultry feed at a farm in Manamaiju-1, Nepaltar of Kathmandu on Monday after the bird flu was confirmed.

Bird flu was detected in the private poultry farm of local Subarna Basnet, informed Dr Narayan Ghimire, the spokesperson at the Directorate of Animal Health talking to THT Online. The surveillance team is working at its fullest to find the bird flu virus H5N1 in the valley and other regions, he added.

This is the ninth incident of bird flu in the Kathmandu Valley.

Earlier, numerous numbers of chickens and poultry feed were destroyed at the farm in Nayapati VDC of Kathmandu on Sunday after bird flu was confirmed.

And also, 2,390 chickens from the farm of Kishor Tandukar at Jitpurfhedi VDC were culled and 100 kg chicken feed was destroyed on Friday and Saturday.

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