7,866 fowls culled in Dinajpur
A total of 7,866 fowls were culled and 512 eggs damaged here in two days following detection of bird flu in Sadar and Parbatipur upazila.
Of them, 6,500 fowls were culled at Chehelgazi in Sadar upazila on Monday night and 1,366 culled in Parbatipur upazila on Sunday night.
Bird flu was detected at the poultry farm of Md Mosarraf Hossain at Chehelgazi on Monday, district livestock officials said. Samples of the affected birds were immediately sent to Joypurhat Livestock Research Institute for confirmation, they said. The confirmation reached here through a fax sent at night.
Dinajpur Sadar upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Dr Mollah Mahmud Hasan and additional district magistrate Md Azizul Islam were present during the culling operation.
Earlier, 1,366 fowls were culled and 512 eggs damaged in Parbatipur upazila after detection of bird flu at a poultry farm at Sarkerpara village on Sunday night.
Parbatipur upazila livestock officer Ambar Ali Talukder said, several fowls at a poultry farm belonging to Md Mosarraf Hossain died on Saturday. On the same day, a carcass sample was sent to Joypurhat Livestock Research Centre. The institute confirmed bird flu on the next day.
Parbatipur UNO Mujibul Ferdous, district livestock officer Dr Md Awal, upazila livestock officer Ambar Ali Talukder and upazila health officer Dr Md Yunus were present during the culling operation at night.