29 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Culling of poultry birds and disinfection of the area within one km of Poultry Breeding & Research Farm, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, OUAT, the epicenter of infection continued for the second day as a measure of control and containment of avian influenza, said an official communiqué.
Culling of poultry birds and deep burial of carcasses, eggs, poultry feed & poultry litter material in Poultry Breeding & Research Farm of OUAT was over yesterday.
The two Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) engaged at the epicenter of infection carried out cleaning and disinfection work inside the Poultry Breeding & Research Farm with use of 2% sodium hypochlorite and 4% formalin solution.
Further, five RRTs have carried out mopping procedure (culling and disposal of poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed) within one km radius of the infected site.
These five teams culled and disposed of 80 number of birds, 1059 number of eggs and 10 kg of poultry feed collected from the chicken shops, other establishments and door-step of the backyard poultry farmers within one km radius of the infected site.
Out of the 80 birds; 38 were layer chicks, 38 layer adults and 4 were adult ducks. The RRTs disposed of the carcasses and other materials by deep burial method with the application of lime and bleaching powder as disinfectants.
The owners of the poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed were paid compensation @ Rs 20 per layer chick, Rs 90 per layer adult, Rs 135 per adult duck, Rs 3 per egg and Rs 12 per kg of poultry feed.
In total, an amount of Rs 8017 has been paid to the owners today, raising the total amount paid towards compensation to Rs 25904.
The culling and disinfection process within one km radius of the epicenter i.e. Poultry Breeding & Research Farm, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar will also continue tomorrow.
In addition, intensive surveillance work was carried out within a 1-10 km radius by six RRTs.
The operation will continue tomorrow for intensive surveillance.