A total of 16,728 Taiwan native chicken at a chicken farm in Yulin County were culled on Sunday
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 16,728 Taiwan native chicken at a chicken farm in Taiwan’s southwestern county of Yulin were culled on Sunday (Feb. 24) after some of the chicken were confirmed having been infected with H5N2 one day earlier, according to a Central News Agency (CNA) report on Sunday.
The Animal and Plant Disease Control Center of Yunlin County Government issued a news release on Sunday, saying that they received a report from the owner of a chicken farm in Huwei Township, surnamed Lee, on Feb. 19 that some of the chicken on Lee’s farm died abnormally, CNA reported.
Upon receiving the report, the center dispatched personnel to disinfect the area surrounding the farm and bring back samples of dead birds for sending them to be tested by the Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) under the Council of Agriculture, the report said.
The Animal and Plant Disease Control Center received a fax from the AHRI Saturday confirming that the chicken farm was infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 variety. [FULL STORY]