Irvines kills 140 000 birds after outbreak of avian influenza

One of Zimbabwe’s biggest poultry producers, Irvine’s Private Limited, has culled 140,000 birds following an outbreak of avian influenza. This was after more the flu had killed more than 7 000 birds at the company’s premises.

In a statement, the company said:

Irvine’s, together with the Zimbabwe Veterinary Department, have responded by placing the affected site under quarantine and the entire flock that was affected has been culled and disposed of in accordance with the relevant veterinary regulations.

The government of Botswana has already banned poultry products from Zimbabwe due to the outbreak.

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