HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
CHITWAN: Over 6,000 fowls were culled at Chitra Bahadur Shrestha’s poultry farm in Bharatpur and Rambabu Thapaliya’s Mangalpur-based poultry farm yesterday night.
According to District Livestock Office’s chief veterinary Dr Ram Kumar Karki, the rapid response team also destroyed 300 eggs
and six tonnes of chicken feed after the Centre Veterinary Laboratory in Tripur-eshwor, Kathmandu, confirmed the bird flu.
Earlier, the rapid response team culled about 38,000 fowls, while 300,000 eggs and 16.5 tonnes of chicken feed were destroyed in five different poultry farms of Chitwan over the period of past one week, Karki said.
Nearly 26,000 fowls, 3,15,000 eggs and 10 metric tonnes of chicken feed were destroyed in Laxmi Rana’s poultry farm in Godrang from Friday to Sunday.
According to the National Bird Disease Laboratory’s chief senior veterinary Dr Bodhnath Adhikari, the laboratory has been receiving dead fowl specimens for
test for the past few weeks daily . “In places vulnerable to outbreak, we have deployed our rapid response team,” he said.
The rapid response team was led by the District Livestock Office’s senior veterinary Dr Tej Bahadur Rijal. Chitwan has over two million fowls in various poultry farms and it boasts of about 60 per cent share in the
total chicken production in the country.