Friday 15 February 2013
The Bhutanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza affecting farms with backyard free ranging local chicken in Chuzargang and Namkhaling villages, and in backyard and improved chicken in Pelrithang village, all located in Sarpang.
Thursday 14 June 2012
About 54 poultry farmers of the Bhutanese south province Sarpang submitted a signed petition to the national poultry development centre, appealing for control of the increasing import of frozen chicken into the country.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
The Bhutanese veterinary authorities have reported five new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at various backyard poultry farm adjacent to the national highway in Chhukha district.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 4 on Friday, 2 March.
A total of 1405 birds were found susceptible to the outbreak, out of which 60 cases were identified. 36 deaths were recorded, while a total of 1361 birds were destroyed.
The source of the outbreaks has still not been identified.
Saturday 04 February 2012
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up reports 1 and 2 on 17 and 18 January, respectively. According to follow-up report no. 1, the affected population consists of poultry backyard farm within Thimphu City on 13 January.
Sunday 29 January 2012
87 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Thursday 13 January 2011
According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan:
"Based on the report submitted by Nepal to the OIE on 05/12/2010, the Bird Flu situation is still not resolved due to which the Ministry hereby reinforces the ban on import of poultry and poultry products from Nepal until further order.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
As per the report submitted by Dzongkhag livestock office, Samtse, Bhutan, 86 poultry died between 12th August and 17th August 2010 in a semi-commercial farm belonging to Mr. Padam Gautam, Yodseltse geog in Samtse.
Monday 30 August 2010
An outbreak of Newcastle disease in a poultry farm in Yoseltse Geog in Samtse has left several chickens dead, reports Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS). All deaths occurred in one single poultry farm, which belong to Unishe Sharma in Suntalbari village. She lost more than 80 chickens.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A poultry owner is Trashigang is awaiting news of what actually killed 386 hens of 720 in his poultry farm between 27 April and 29 May this year, reports Kuensel Online.
"Not a single hen died in the first three months of the year," said the farm manager, Chandra Bahadur Thapa. Then, on 27 April, 35 hens died. It is the highest number of deaths in the farm since it was established in September 2007.
Monday 05 April 2010
The veterinary authority send Follow Up Report No. 3 dated 25 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Wednesday 10 March 2010
There has been one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the border area with India.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
A new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported
Monday 21 December 2009
With an increasing number of farmers engaged in backyard poultry farming, there is no dearth of local eggs in Trashigang
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