Over 1.5 lakh Birds to be Culled as Avian Influenza Confirmed in Panchkula

Over 4 lakh poultry birds have died in Panchkula’s Barwala and Raipur Rani areas since December 2020. Samples from here were sent by the Haryana animal husbandry department to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal. It has been confirmed that the deaths have been due to avian influenza. 

Samples were also sent twice to Jalandhar-based Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, but reports were inconclusive. Now, the central team got the samples sent to Bhopal and report came positive for bird flu overnight.

As per government guidelines, culling of birds is to take place within 1 km area of Kheri and Ghanauli villages from where the samples tested positive. This means over 1.66 lakh birds will be culled.

Source: HT, Times of India

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