22,000 bird flu affected fowls culled in Manikganj
District administration and livestock officials culled 21,885 bird flue affected parent stock of fowl and 6,227 eggs of Green Valley Agro Complex at Andharmanik in the town on Tuesday night.
"After I informed the district livestock officials on Monday, they visited the firm on Tuesday morning and took samples of parent stock to the Field Diseases Investigation Lab (FDIL) in Manikganj for examination," said Dr Raja Pramanik, deputy general manager of the agro complex.
As FDIL officials found bird flue germ in the parent stock, Director (Health and Administration) of Livestock Directorate Dr Mosaddek Hossain asked the local administration and district livestock office to cull the bird flue affected parent stock and eggs, said District Livestock Officer (DLO) Dr Mrinal Kumar Nath.
Dr Mosaddek also directed banning all activities of the firm for the next three months, Dr Mrinal said.
Executive Magistrate Nargis Parvin, Dr Mrinal Kumar Nath, proprietor and Managing Director of the agro complex Sakhawat Hossain and Deputy General Manager Dr Raja Pramanik were present during the culling.
Proprietor the agro complex Sakhawat Hossain said they suffered an estimated loss of Tk 5 crore.