Devastating Number of birds lost to Avian Flu in Niger  

Devastating Number of birds lost to Avian Flu in Niger  

 

No fewer than 53,000 poultry birds have been lost to avian flu otherwise known as ‘bird flu’ in Choma village, Tafa Local Government Area of Niger.

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The Director, Veterinary Services of the state’s Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Sani Nma, said that the value of the lost birds was N615 million, adding that workers on the affected poultry farms in the community had been laid off.

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Nma noted that samples of the birds were taken to the National Veterinary Research Institute in Plateau, where it was confirmed that the affected birds had the virus.

“The farm consists of clusters of birds such as layers, pullet and cockerels. The birds started dying one after the other and we were thinking it was a normal bacteria.

“It was when the mortality rate increased that samples were taken to VON and it was discovered that the birds have been infected with AI type A of the virus,” he said.

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The director noted that the farm premises had been fumigated with disinfectant and educational materials had been given on how to contain the situation.

He said that the state government had advised poultry farmers to be alert, as well as strengthen their association to cater for such incidence.

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