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Mass Wild Bird Mortality under Investigation

by 5m Editor
29 September 2010, at 12:09pm

RUSSIA - The Territorial Administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor for the Krasnodarskiy Krai says that a mass mortality of wild birds was detected on Lake Tagarskoe of the Minusinskiy Rayon of the Krasnodarskiy Krai on 18 September.

It is estimated that more than 1,000 birds died. The reason for birds' deaths is being investigated, reports the Russian agency, Rosselkhoznadzor.

The samples of the pathological material have been taken from dead birds and sent to KGBU regional veterinary laboratory of the Krasnodarskiy Krai and to FGI ARRIAH.

The carcasses were collected and destroyed by burning.

On 19 September, restrictions were imposed by the Administration of the Minusinskiy Rayon Decision on the movement of transport along the roads close to the lake. The veterinary-police posts were set up on the roads which lead to the lake, the hunting on the lakes of the Minusinskiy Rayon is prohibited.

The OAO Shushenskaya Poultry Plant is situated 35km from Lake Tagarskoe; more than 250 birds are kept there. The Territorial Administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor for the Krasnodarskiy Krai carried out inspections in order to check whether the activities aimed at prevention of avian influenza virus introduction are performed at the poultry plant. According to the information of the Territorial Administration, OAO Shushenskaya Poultry Plant works in "closed-type" regime.

Groups for monitoring of diseases in wild and synanthropic birds near water basins have been formed and equipped in the southern regions of the Krasnodarskiy Krai.

The results of the laboratory tests will be provided later, according to Rosselkhoznadzor.