Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

by Medindia Content Team on  March 21, 2006 at 9:11 PM Bird Flu News
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Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border
Coimbatore: Tamilnadu-Kerala border witnessed some excitement today, with nine peacocks found dead near a farm at K G Chavadi, according to forest department sources.

A special team from the department was deputed to hold first level investigations into the death of the birds. Post mortem was conducted on the dead birds, but the tests have ruled out any bird flu infection. Tests were parallely conducted on the residents, migratory and domestic birds that had consumed the dead meat, but fortunately no incidence of bird-flu was pointed out.

The stomach and viscera of the birds have been sent for further examination to the Animal Husbandry Department in Chennai and Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.


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