Hundreds of hens culled in Amethi to check bird flu

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.

Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan

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.

Avian flu in Kerala: About 200,000 birds to be culled

 Kerala has decided to cull about 200,000 poultry birds as a precautionary measure against the H5 avian influenza virus, a minister said Tuesday.

Bird flu strain in Britain confirmed as H5N8

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.

Indian team equals record for most number of ducks in a Test innings

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.

After pigs, China grapples to remove 1,000 dead ducks

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 culls over 100,000 ducks to stop bird flu

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 good for trees, bad for ducks: Studies

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.