Dead broilers found in farm, flu unlikely
OVER 100 dead broilers were found dumped on Wednesday in the premises of a poultry farm at Sausar tehsil of Chhindwara district in MP, close to Maharashtra. The Sausar Tehsil Veterinary Hospital In-charge Dr Rajay Verma said that it is unlikely that the deaths have been caused by avian flu as the symptoms in the two- month-old broilers indicate that they have died due to the disease ‘Ranikhet’.
Chhindwara Collector & District Magistrate Arun Pandey said that according to veterinarians the broilers have died of Ranikhet.
As a precautionary measure, we have sealed the small poultry farm having 1000 birds and have sent the dead broilers samples for laboratory test in Bhopal, he said.
According to Dr Verma there are three flocks of birds in the poultry farm. He informed that that the affected flock comprised of 200 broilers – of which 105 are dead.
The symptoms suggest that the affected flock is suffering from Ranikhet, Dr Verma said adding that the broilers had died during a period of 20 hours.
According to reports reaching here, the people got the wind of the dead broilers after some dogs were seen eating chicken. Subsequently, the information was passed on to district administration.