Animal Husbandry and Forest Department has also been alerted in Himachal Pradesh after cases of bird flu were reported in Kerala. For safety, investigation has also been started by taking samples of birds in Solan district. In Nalagarh, Kasauli and Solan sections, samples of chickens and chickens including birds have been sent to Jalandhar for examination.Teams are also taking samples by visiting poultry farms. However, all the birds have been found normal in the investigation. It is noteworthy that during the winter season, birds from outside states reach the state. These birds like to live in the areas of Pong and Renuka lakes including springs, rivers and streams. Although very few foreign birds reach Solan, but the Animal Husbandry Department has started investigating the birds. The samples are being sent to Jalandhar Lab after 15-15 days by doing random sampling.Animal Husbandry Department Solan Deputy Director BB Gupta said that the process of arrival of foreign birds has started in the state. The department is on alert. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the investigation. Random sampling of birds is being done daily. RO Nandlal Thakur of Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary told that there is no possibility of bird flu in Renuka Wetland. Bird samples will be taken only if required. Dr. Jai Singh Sen, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Una has appealed to the poultry farmers and people to take precautions to avoid spreading flu virus from migratory birds to domesticated chickens.
Himachal: Alert regarding bird flu, samples of chickens sent from Solan to Jalandhar
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