28 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: The culling of poultry at the campus of College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry of OUAT here has begun. This had to be undertaken post confirmation of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in the poultry farm.
The area within one km of the infected site has been declared as "Infected Zone" and area within one to 10 km radius of the infected site has been declared as the "Surveillance Zone." All the poultry birds within one km radius of the infected site will be culled and disposed of by deep burial method with application of disinfectants like lime and bleaching powder to check any further contamination.
Twelve Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) consisting of qualified Veterinary Doctors and Para-Veterinarians are carrying out the culling operation and other surveillance measures. Seven teams are engaged for culling operation within one km radius of the infected site and the rest five will carry out surveillance measures in the surveillance zone.