Carcasses of 12 crows found at Muzaffarpur

6 Jan 2019

Carcasses of about 12 crows were found in an orchard in Muzaffarpur district on Sunday morning, triggering fear of suspected bird flu among the locals. District Animal Husbandry Officer,Dr Manoj Kumar, said prima facie it did not appear to be a case of bird flu. The crows were found dead in a mango orchard at Chandanpatti village under Sakra block. An Animal Husbandry Department team, led by Dr Manoj Kumar, reached the mango orchard after the villagers informed the district administration about the death of the crows. An officer of the team examined the dead birds and said that prima facie, no symptoms of bird flu have been found in the dead crows. Samples of the dead crows would be sent to a laboratory for an in-depth analysis, he said. Carcasses of eight crows had been found in College of Arts and Crafts at Patna following which the institute was closed till January 5. (PTI)