Hundreds of hens and other birds including ducks and pigeons were culled Monday in different villages of Bazar Shukul block in Amethi district to check the spread of bird flu, a senior official said.
Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens.
Kerala has decided to cull about 200,000 poultry birds as a precautionary measure against the H5 avian influenza virus, a minister said Tuesday.
The strain of bird flu found at a British farm in north England has been identified as H5N8, the same as the one recently identified in the Netherlands and Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
As English pacers ripped through the Indian batting line up on the first day of the fourth Test, the MS Dhoni-led side equalled the Test record for the most number of ducks in an innings.
Days after removing thousands of carcasses of dead pigs which clogged a river in Shanghai, Chinese authorities were feverishly trying to remove over 1,000 rotten ducks in southwest China.
Indonesia has culled 112,000 ducks for having a new strain of bird flu virus in the country, an official said here Monday.
Global warming is good news for trees, which are thriving in higher temperatures and longer growing seasons, but bad news for ducks and other waterfowl, whose wetland habitat may dry up and disappear, two studies show.
Day in Pics: 1st April
Showbiz World - April 1, 2015
Katrina Kaif’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds unveiled!