Over 700 out of 1,865 inspected poultry was found infected by the A/H5N1 virus in the Nga Man hamlet on February 7, according to the People’s Committee of Pho Cuong Commune, Quang Ngai Province.
|Local authorities pasteuried large areas to prevent spread of infection (Photo: VNexpress)|
“I notified the local veterinarian when my ducks started dying,” said breeder Tran Ngoc Lien. Samples were sent to No. 4 Veterinary Office revealing infection. The infected ducks were promptly disposed of.
“These super-weight ducks grow to 2 kg each after 35 days of breeding by Mr. Lien,” said a veterinarian in Pho Cuong.
From February 4-7, Pho Cuong experienced 2,500 deaths of poultry in multiple farms, said Deputy Chairman of Pho Cuong People’s Committee of Quang Ngai Province Bui Van Chuyen. The veterinary office disposed all of the infected poultry and vaccinated the remaining 30,000. Local authorities also pasteurized large areas to prevent spread of infection.