53000 poultry birds to be culled at two farms in Mohali

  • | Friday | 22nd January, 2021

Chandigarh January 21Around 53000 birds of two poultry farms in Punjab's Mohali are to be culled after some samples from there tested positive for avian flu a senior official said on Thursday. The reports of samples taken from two poultry farms at Behra village in Dera Bassi in Mohali were received from the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases lab in Bhopal on Wednesday. As per the Government of India guidelines the birds of poultry farms located within one km of an infected farm have to be culled. The samples taken from two poultry farms had tested positive for H5N8 strain on Wednesday. These two poultry farms are layer farms where birds are reared for eggs.

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