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Management Rather Than Disease Caused Guyana Poultry Deaths

23 August 2016

GUYANA - Guyana authorities say samples taken from a poultry farm and sent for testing at the University of Georgia in the United States have proven to be negative for poultry diseases.

The Jamaica Observer reported that Dr Dwight Walrond, deputy chief executive officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), said: “All the tests were negative. That confirms our suspicion that it wasn’t an outbreak of any particular disease, but it was a management issue.”

The samples were taken following media reports in June, that there could be a possible poultry disease outbreak in Region Six, Corentyne-Berbice, following the death of 800 birds at a poultry farm.

Since then, the news website reported that officials had been educating farmers in the affected area on farm management to prevent a repeat of the poultry deaths.

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