The orchard is owned by one Mahavir Prasad.Carcasses of eight crows have been found in College of Arts and Crafts at Patna since January 1. The samples have been sent to NIHSAD and RDDL, Kolkata. PATNA/NAWADA: Carcasses of birds are still found in different parts of the state despite claims by the state government that avian influenza or bird flu is under control.Carcasses of over 12 crows were found in an orchard at Walipur village under Narhat panchayat in Nawada on Wednesday, triggering panic in the district. The zoo has been shut since December 25 following death of six peafowls due to bird flu.The animal husbandry department has also collected over 500 samples from poultry farms and shops as part of serum surveillance conducted in the 9km radius of Patna zoo to assess the spread of avian influenza virus outside the zoo premises. College employees claimed that apart from crow, carcasses of falcon and owl have also been found there.“Though we have not found symptoms of bird flu in the carcasses of the dead birds found at the college, samples, including feathers and droppings, were collected and sent to NIHSAD, Bhopal,” said animal husbandry department official.Sanitization work to prevent spread of bird flu continued at the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park or Patna zoo on Thursday.
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