Mar 26, 2017

Bird flu toll in Miyagi, Chiba kept down to 270,000 chickens

The chicken cull sparked by the nation’s latest bird flu outbreaks fell short of the originally planned goal of 300,000 Sunday as authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures opted to settle for roughly 209,000 and 62,000 chickens, respectively.The two prefectures north of Tokyo were ...

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Mar 24, 2017

300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba

Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms.In Japan’s latest bird flu outbreak, the Miyagi Prefectural Government plans to cull 220,000 chickens ...

Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

Jan 14, 2017

Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

About 80,000 chickens were being culled at a poultry farm in Yamagata on Sunday after about 100 dead ones tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu the previous day.The Gifu Prefectural Government launched inspections at 16 nearby chicken farms the same ...