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Netherlands culls 190,000 chickens as bird flu outbreak spreads

Dutch authorities have slaughtered nearly 190,000 chickens after highly pathogenic bird flu was discovered at multiple farm sites.

25 November 2020, at 8:33am

According to reporting in Norway Today, 100,000 chickens at a farm outside Gouda and 90,000 chickens at a farm in Friesland have been culled to stem an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu.

The latest cull comes after multiple outbreaks of H5N8 bird flu have been reported across northern Europe. Animal health authorities across the UK, Denmark, Germany and Norway have culled thousands of birds since October.

Read more about this story in Norway Today.