Local veterinary officials in Alicia, Isabela have culled 2,700 layers at a commercial poultry farm in Bantug-Petines on Saturday due to the discovery of bird flu cases.
According to Cagayan Valley Agriculture Director Narciso Edillo, the culling was done to “control and contain” the infection. After meeting with the anti-avian influenza task force and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), the decision to proceed with the culling was implemented. They also ordered to tighten their monitoring on checkpoints and other areas.
Last month, a poultry farm was also confirmed with bird flu cases in Cauayan City, forcing the local government authorities to cull the chickens and ducks.