1 million more poultry to be culled due to bird flu in France
It has been announced that 1 million more poultry will be culled in 3 weeks due to the spread of the bird flu epidemic in France.
According to the news in the French press, bird flu was detected in 216 points in the country.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture, it was stated that poultry farms will be screened and 1 million more poultry will be culled in 3 weeks.
In the statement, it was stated that bird flu is mostly seen in the Landes region of the country, which is famous for foie gras production, and most of the culling will be made here, and it was stated that farms in the west of the Gers region and in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region are also within the scope of culling.
With the last application, the number of poultry culled since the beginning of the year in the country will have reached at least 2.5 million.
In France, the bird flu alert situation was raised to a high level at the beginning of November, and poultry farms were quarantined to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
More than 95 percent of the farms were covered to prevent the spread of bird flu.
In the country’s avian flu epidemics that lasted from November to May last year, 3.5 million poultry were culled.
The epidemic particularly affected farms in the southwestern part of the country, which are famous for foie gras production.