Taiwan’s Yunlin County culls another poultry farm due to bird flu, 62 farms in total for 2018

A turkey farm was found to be infected with the H5N2 bird flu virus on Dec. 27

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/01/01
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

File Photo (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a difficult year for poultry farmers in Yunlin County, another farm was discovered to have been infected with the bird flu virus, leading to prompt action by the local government and the culling of almost 100 turkeys in Sihu Township (四湖鄉).

Last week on Dec. 27, a farm worker discovered that a turkey had died of unknown causes, before immediately calling the Yunlin Animal and Plant Disease Control Center. Upon inspection the 11 week old turkey was found to have been infected with the H5N2 Avian Flu Virus.

The entire stock of 989 young turkeys was ordered to be culled. The operation was completed on Saturday, Dec. 29.

The Sihu operation brings the total number of poultry farms in Yunlin County ordered to cull their livestock in 2018 to 62.    [FULL  STORY]

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