BAGMATI, April 29: Bird flu (H5N1) has been detected at a poultry farm in Hetauda, the capital of Bagmati Province. The detection has led to the destruction of 3,453 chickens, 580 eggs and 50 kg of bird feed at the farm operated at Nagaswoti of Hetauda Sub-metropolis-7.
The Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Expert Center Makwanpur said a team also comprising a technical force was mobilized to destroy the products.
Samples from the farm were sent to Kathmandu for laboratory tests following the deaths of a noticeable number of poultries in the farm a week ago and it was confirmed to be bird flu on Thursday, the Center said.
However, sample tests in the neighboring farms have come negative. The Center said that the government will compensate the farmers concerned for the loss.