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"The owner of the poultry‚ Subirman Basnet was given order to destroy the chicken‚ but the local administration had to act as the poultry farmer denied to it"

KATHMANDU: Officials on Tuesday culled over 2,500 chicks and destroyed 19,000 eggs from Manjushree Poultry Farm at Ramkot VDC-6 after the confirmation of bird flu (H5N1).

Senior Officer at the Department of Animal Health Narayan Prasad Ghimire said that the surrounding of the farm was cleaned and a special campaign would be launched on Wednesday as well.

He said that the Directorate of Animal Health was carrying out necessary investigations into the bird flu seen at Ramkot and urged the one and all to consume the chicken with confidence.

Earlier, the owner of the poultry, Subirman Basnet was given order to destroy the chicken, but the local administration had to act as the poultry farmer denied to it.


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