Over 4 lakh poultry birds die in Haryana

After the death of over 4 lakh birds in Asia’s biggest polutary belt in Haryana’s Panchkula district in past 10 days, the state Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department on Tuesday said there are no confirmed reports of avian influenza for their death yet.

An official spokesperson said samples were collected and sent to Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar from where report is still awaited.

A team from the laboratory has reached Barwala area for re-sampling of birds. Among the suspected diseases can also be ranikhet or infectious laryngeo-trachitis. The spokesperson said there are 77,87,450 birds in poultry farms in Panchkula district and the mortality of birds was 409,970.