Avian death cases reported in three I.N. towns

LAOAG CITY – The Provincial Veterinary Office was alarmed by reports that about 800 poultry stocks had died due to the airborne Newcastle disease virus (NDV), a highly contagious and often severe disease affecting birds and fowl.

Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Loida Valenzuela said that the death cases were reported in the towns of Burgos, Bangui and Pagudpud.

She added that there was report that even a turkey also died due to avian pest virus.
Valenzuela said the poultry disease had struck the province twice during the past 10 years.

She added she already deployed inspectors to the concerned areas to determine the extent of infestation in the province.

She also warned the public of the danger in eating those avian pest afflicted poultry/chickens. (tsg)