Taiwan's Yunlin County culls 62nd poultry farm in 2018 due to bird flu

1 January 2019, at 12:00am

TAIWAN (Taiwan News) – After a difficult year for poultry farmers in Yunlin County, another farm was discovered to have been infected with the bird flu virus, leading to prompt action by the local government and the culling of almost 100 turkeys in Sihu Township

Last week on 27 December 2018, a farm worker discovered that a turkey had died of unknown causes, before immediately calling the Yunlin Animal and Plant Disease Control Center. Upon inspection the 11 week old turkey was found to have been infected with the H5N2 Avian Flu Virus.

The entire stock of 989 young turkeys was ordered to be culled. The operation was completed on Saturday, 29 December 2018.

The Sihu operation brings the total number of poultry farms in Yunlin County ordered to cull their livestock in 2018 to 62.

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