By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Romulo Huang
Taipei, April 21 (CNA) A total of 1,832 geese on a farm in Tainan, southern
Taiwan, were culled Thursday after an avian flu outbreak was confirmed there, the Tainan City Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said.
The animal protection office said that it received a report on Tuesday of abnormal poultry deaths on a goose farm in in the city’s Gueiren district the previous day.
The farm was immediately quarantined and tests on tissue samples from the dead geese confirmed that they had been infected with the new H5 virus, which is highly pathogenic, the office said.
As a result, some 1,832 geese on the farm were culled, the office said, adding that it is supervising the cleaning and disinfection of the farm. [FULL STORY]