Bird flu: 1,256 samples were collected from poultry farms across the state
Bird flu: 1,256 samples were collected from poultry farms across the state

Hyderabad: The Animal Husbandry Department of Telangana has issued a warning to all district collectors and veterinarians to keep a watch on poultry. The department collected 1,256 samples from poultry farms across the state and sent them to the Telangana State Veterinary Biological Research Institute for bird flu testing.

Animal Husbandry Director Vangala Lakshmareddy said, "So far, we have not detected any cases in Telangana, but as a precautionary measure, we are collecting bird serum samples from all poultry in the state. “So far there has been no death of birds by migrants in the state.

Lakshmareddy added, "Sample collection from the state poultry farm will continue for the next few days. If necessary, the samples will also be sent to the National High Security Veterinary Institute in Bangalore and Bhopal for detailed examination. The department has so far set up 1,300 teams to collect samples from the poultry.

"Due to the scientific approach in poultry, the chances of bird flu in the state are almost slim. Most of the poultry owners not only adopt the best practices but also keep 16 types of vaccines in the fields to protect the birds from diseases," Lakshmareddy  said. There are. Poultry in Telangana produces eight crore eggs every day and supplies them to Odisha, West Bengal and the north-eastern states.


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