As many as 900 hens have died at a poultry farm in Murumba village in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.
Their samples have been despatched for investigation to determine the precise reason behind the dying, Parbhani district collector Deepak Mulgikar informed PTI.
“900 hens have died in two consecutive days in Murumba village in the Marathwada region. We have taken the samples of the dead birds for investigation,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the poultry farm the place the dying of birds was reported is run by a Self Help Group (SHG).
“This poultry farm has some 8,000 birds. 900 birds have died over two days. No death of birds was reported in the last 24 hours,” he mentioned.
Prima facie, the dying of hens may very well be associated to vitamin, the collector mentioned, including that the check outcomes are awaited.
Maharashtra has to this point not reported any instances of chook flu or avian influenza.
On January 8, the centre mentioned that chook flu has been confirmed to this point in six states- Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.
In 2006, H5N1 virus outbreak was reported in Nandurbar and Dhule districts in north Maharashtra, which had affected 1000’s of birds.