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Srinagar: After crows, pigeons have been found dead in parts on Srinagar on Thursday. Nodal officer for Avian influenza in J&K Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Shah said that some pigeons have been found dead in Chattabal and Pandreathan area of Srinagar on Thursday. He said that crows were also found dead in Shopian, Budgam and other parts of valley on Thursday as well. He added that samples of both crows and pigeons have been taken and…

Srinagar: The cases of Avian Influenza (H5N8), popularly known as bird flu, have been reported in 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir so far. However, no case has been reported among poultry birds as of now. Quoting unnamed officials, KNO reported that the first cases of bird flu among dead crows were reported from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Budgam on January 22. They said that on January 31, cases of avian influenza were reported among domestic…

Appeals people not to pay heed to rumour as poultry is ‘free’ from influenza so far Srinagar: Kashmir-based poultry farm owners have said that the administration has so far not issued any advisory vis-à-vis bird-flu in Kashmir, stating they would instantly ‘windup’ their farms in case of the ‘outbreak’ of the virus in poultry products. “We cannot put lives at risk; hence we have decided to wind up our farms in case bird-flu was confirmed…

Srinagar: The administration has lifted the ban on import of live birds including poultry and unprocessed poultry meat for any purpose in Jammu and Kashmir from “non-infected areas and beyond the 10 kilometres radius of Bird Flu infected zone.” “In view of stringent surveillance mechanism in place for containment and spread of Bird Flu in the Country and the instructions as conveyed by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, there…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday extended the ban on import of poultry by four more days as bird flu has rapidly spread in various states of India. “In continuation of the government order no 09-ASH of 20121 dated 07-01-2021 and in the exercise of the powers conferred under contagious Disease Act, 2009, the ban imposed on import of live birds including poultry and unprocessed poultry meat for any purpose into J&K shall continue…