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December 11, 2012

Taiwan: Hundreds of chickens destroyed in response to avian influenza outbreak

Some 631 chickens were destroyed at one Taiwanese farm in an effort to prevent further spread of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI), according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) immediate notification report Dec. 7.

The outbreak occurred on a farm in Ma-Gong City in Peng-hu prefecture.

The owner of the farm called in Taiwanese veterinary experts to check on an unusually high number of bird deaths in November. The farm had more than 800 susceptible chickens, in which 200 had already died. The remaining 631 birds were culled as a precautionary measure. Read More

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