Bird flu: After the Ducks in Landes, a slaughter of the Doves is Organized in the Lot-et-Garonne

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With this slaughter, the department hopes to limit the spread of the bird flu epidemic

EPIDEMIC: Migratory birds are spreading the H5N8 bird flu virus in farms …

Thursday night, the call for turtledoves are to be slaughtered, as they are contaminated by bird flu is organized at the request of the Prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne. Checks were carried out on the bodies of migratory birds and many gave positive results to the virus.

Through their travels, doves and contribute to the spread of the virus H5N8 that has plagued the West of France since the end of November.

43,500 ducks slaughtered in the department

While in the Landes, the slaughter of all ducks (or 360,000 waterfowl) was ordered as part of a campaign to eradicate the virus, the Lot-et-Garonne is also affected by the epidemic: 43,500 ducks have already been slaughtered to contain the epidemic.

By addressing the migratory birds, the prefecture hopes to prevent new infections in livestock.

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