Minister Convenes Emergency Meeting Over Bird Flu

Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Wednesday convened an emergency meeting with the officials of veterinary and animal husbandry department and discussed the measures to be taken up to prevent bird flu in Telangana.

He asked the officials to be on alert on the migratory birds and also directed to send the samples of dead chicken to Veterinary Biological and Research Institute (VBRI) for testing. The minister said specially formed teams with 1,300 staff are in contact with the poultry farms and suggesting the measures to follow to improve health and productivity of birds.

Due to the bird flu, chicken sales have been banned in four states in the country. States like Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala and Gujarat were impacted with the bird flu.

Chevella MP and president of Telangana poultry breeders said that there is no impact of bird flu in the state poultry industry so far. Telangana usually exports chicken and eggs to states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi.

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