Almost 400 poultry slaughtered in Abomey-Calavi for bird flu

Bird flu resurgence in Benin. This viral disease, which is rampant in birds and has a very high mortality rate in poultry, was detected in two places in Benin. According to a press release from the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Gaston Dossouhoui on August 25, Tohouè in the municipality of Sèmè-kpodji and Kpanrou in the municipality of Abomey Calavi. And on Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Livestock Directorate in Kpanrou, in the city of Abomey-Calavi, slaughtered almost 400 poultry.

As part of the fight against the viral disease of bird flu in Benin, the Benin government has, among other things, hit the slaughter of poultry in suspected areas. Last Saturday around 400 poultry were slaughtered by the breeding management. It is located in the Kpanrou district, Abomey-Calavi municipality.

According to Mama Ali Adékounla, representative of the Directorate for Livestock, the cause of the carnage is the bird flu in the area. In order to contain the spread of this disease, the livestock industry, through its representatives, went to Kpanrou, one of the affected places, to slaughter poultry.

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