About 50 extra crows had been reported lifeless in Setrawa and Phalodi areas in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on Wednesday and samples extracted to establish if chicken flu brought about the deaths, officers mentioned.
Of the brand new chicken deaths, 27 had been reported in Setrawa close to Jodhpur. Villagers knowledgeable officers concerning the deaths of crows. The carcasses had been disposed of after taking a pattern, they mentioned.
Some crows had been additionally discovered lifeless in Keru village, adjoining Jodhpur on Wednesday.
The carcasses of 20 extra crows had been discovered at three completely different locations within the Phalodi Lake space on Wednesday, a day after a few dozen crows had been reported lifeless there.
A workforce of the Forest Division disposed of the carcasses, barring one which they used for taking pattern to find out the case of demise, the officers mentioned.
The samples earlier despatched from Jodhpur to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal have examined adverse for chicken flu.
The string of crow deaths in Phalodi comes at a time when hundreds of demoiselle cranes, migratory birds regionally generally known as Kurjan, are current in Kihnchan space in Phalodi.
“No Kurjan has been reported lifeless as a consequence of any illness within the latest days,” mentioned Sevaram Mali, caretaker of the birds. He mentioned two Kurjans had died as a consequence of electrocution two days in the past.
In the meantime, Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner Rajesh Sharma held a evaluation assembly of officers of Animal Husbandry, Forest and Medical & Well being departments and directed them to submit an motion plan in per week to cope with the state of affairs.
Sharma has additionally constituted a division-level vigilance and monitoring workforce in view of the outbreak of chicken flu. The workforce includes officers from all of the three departments together with these from police and native our bodies.
With contemporary circumstances reported in Sawai Madhopur district on Wednesday, chicken flu has unfold in 5 districts of Rajasthan.
The avian influenza subtype H5N8 was earlier detected in Jhalawar, Kota, Baran and Jaipur districts.