Bird flu confirmed at Nepalese poultry farm

The Veterinary Epidemiology Center has confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in Nepal's Bhaktapur district.

An expert team dispatched from Department of Livestock Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives had initiated works in the disease prone areas following a complaint from local farmer Chandra Bahadur Tamang that 35 of his chickens died on Nov 9 and 10.

A sample of the dead chicken was sent to England for tests after the veterinary center suspected the disease. This test confirmed that the chickens had died of Bird flu. Meanwhile, more than 500 chickens and ducks have been killed in the area as a way of controlling the spread.

Editor WorldPoultry

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