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         Iran culls 25 mln heads of poultry amid bird flu fears

         Saudi temporarily bans poultry imports from India over bird flu

 

 

Iran culls 25 mln heads of poultry amid bird flu fears

40 percent of nation's poultry is slaughtered amid rising cases of H5N1, according to local press reports

 

Anadolu Agency

Yeni Safak - February 12, 2018

 

Iranian officials culled 25 million heads of poultry following the recent appearance of fresh bird flu cases, the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) reported Monday.

 

Speaking to ILNA, Nasir Nebipur, head of the Tehran Chicken and Egg Association, said a whopping 40 percent of the nationís poultry had been slaughtered due to bird flu fears.

 

Nebipur went on to point out that the massive cull had led to a dramatic decrease in egg production, leading in turn to skyrocketing egg prices.

 

In order to meet the public demand for eggs, Iran is now importing 50 trucks of eggs from Turkey each week...

 

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Saudi temporarily bans poultry imports from India over bird flu

 

Reuters

Dhaka Tribune - February 08, 2018

 

Saudi said in a statement that its ban was issued in accordance with the warning released by the Paris-based OIE

 

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the south Asian country, the Saudi agriculture ministry said on Thursday.

 

In January, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from the Indian agriculture ministry, that India had reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka.

 

The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture said in a statement...

 

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