Carcasses of 215 migratory birds had been present in Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Sunday, taking the full variety of such birds suspected to have died of avian influenza to four,235, officers stated.
Every day, lots of of migratory birds had been discovered useless within the lake space since December 29. Final Monday, the samples examined constructive for H5N1, they stated.
Additionally, for the fourth day in a row, numerous useless poultry birds had been discovered dumped by the facet of the Chandigarh-Shimla freeway in Solan district. The stays of the birds had been buried based on security protocol and their samples despatched to a illness diagnostic laboratory in Jalandhar.
Earlier, useless chickens had been discovered dumped twice close to Chakki Mor and as soon as at Barog bypass close to the district headquarters.
A joint staff of animal husbandry officers from the Centre and the state visited Siyal in Dhameta wildlife vary and Guglara in Nagrota Surian vary of the sanctuary on Sunday to evaluate the state of affairs, Chief wildlife warden Archana Sharma stated.
Plenty of crows had been additionally discovered useless in several elements of the state over the previous few days. Carcasses of over 60 crows every had been discovered at Pong Lake sanctuary in Kangra and Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district whereas 12 had been discovered useless at Taliara in Mandi district.
Moreover deaths of some crows had been additionally reported in Bilaspur district.