Czech Republic to Cull 20,000 Birds

Up to 20,000 ducks and other poultry will be culled in Czech Republic following an outbreak in the south of the country.

This marked the biggest single case of bird flu outbreak in the country. The affected producer, Blatenska Ryba, has already culled 6,500 ducks last month at another location.

According to State Veterinary Administration (SVS) Regional Director Frantisek Kouba, the region has many commercial poultry farms that’s why the risk of spreading the disease is higher.

Some 37,000 poultry were already culled from 20 locations in the country, just one month after recording its first bird flu case.

Only two cases were found at commercial farms while the rest were in small flocks.

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