About 16 cattle were electrocuted in Botucatu (Reuters / valéria Cuter)
Despite the death of the horse, the Civil Defense Botucatu reported that there was no record of damage caused by rain or by electrical discharge.
This is the second case in the death oxen region caused by lightning. In December 2014, 24 head of cattle morerram after being hit by electric discharge in Paraguaçu Paulista (SP).
The animals were on pasture and, according to the owner, the lightning struck a tree that was next. The branches were on the ground after being hit. Also according to Paulo Roberto Gomes, the loss was more than £ 50,000.
The farmer looked for Health Protection Department of the city and was informed that the meat of animals is unfit for consumption and was instructed to bury the cattle. “We’re sad not only for the loss, but also for animals. We creates love for them and see all lying on the ground is very difficult,” he says.
Since the culled birds were buried inside the farm complex, the farm will have to be kept closed for at least four months after being fumigated. Farm authorities said the fumigation was being carried out using a sodium hypochlorite solution. The complex was also being sprayed with lime-based disinfectants.
The farm has been hit by bird flu at a time when it had stocked the highest number of turkeys since its inception. It also had the reputation of being the biggest turkey farm in south Asia.
The farm will remain banned for visitors for four months. The loss to the farm as per preliminary estimates is Rs.20 lakh.
On Tuesday, poultry numbering over 700 in individual houses in an area of 1 sq km around the farm was also culled. The poultry comprised chicken, ducks, and turkey. There was resistance from the owners when Animal Husbandry Department personnel, along with officials of the Health Department, arrived at the houses with police protection to carry out the culling.
The people said no incidents of bird flu had been reported outside the farm. They insisted that all their birds were healthy. The officials had a hard time convincing them about the threat in the wake of bird flu confirmation at the farm in their neighbourhood.
The poultry owners were paid a compensation of Rs.200 for each bird above two months of age and Rs.100 for each bird below two months. All the culled birds were brought to the farm and buried.
There are allegations that instead of applying the standard chloroform application procedure, the birds were culled by crude methods. Those in the culling team did not deny the allegations.
Ban on poultry sale
District Collector A. Kowsigan has issued orders banning the import and sale of all poultry products in an area of 10 sq km around the farm. It means that the sale of poultry products cannot take place in a good portion of the city. The ban will be in force for one month.
Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC) here, said one more dolphin was found dying at about 6 a.m. at the Lingayen beach in Lingayen town.
At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Rosario said another dolphin beached just at the shoreline at the back of the NIFTDC.
Two more dolphins were found on the shores of the island village of Pugaro here at about 8 p.m. on the same day.
Rosario said Dagupan Mayor Belen Fernandez informed him on Tuesday that four dolphins have beached in Pugaro.
He said the dolphins had fresh wounds.
At 4:30 p.m. Monday, a dead dolphin was buried at the NIFTDC fish cemetery after Manuel Ugaban Jr., agriculturist of Aringay town in La Union province, brought it to the center.
That dolphin was one of six dolphins that beached on the shores of Barangay Alaska in Ingar at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Rosario said four of the dolphins were released back to the sea. But the other one was reportedly taken by a fisherman from Agoo for food.
Rosario said that he had sent a team to collect the dead dolphins here and in Binmaley so these could be buried at the fish cemetery.
According to Rosario, the West Philippine Sea is a migration path and dolphins usually drop by the Lingayen Gulf to look for food.
Last month, two pods of dolphins were seen at Sual and Pangascasan bays in Sual town. The pods left the area after three days.
“The backbone of this was little auk, there was a considerable number of guillemots. There was a party, a lot of owl and svartbak come to this and rebbi was also arrived, “said Gunnar Oli. Dead birds were nothing but skin and bones and famine had probably worn them too strong. He believed that the most likely explanation would be prima facie. Gunnar Oli drove along the coast just east of the river Laxá but did not see as many dead birds there.
“You ever sees any of the dead birds, but I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve also never thought so much of the owl in this area in the winter bird counts now. They were sixteen but usually one sees not any one or two. “Gunnar Oli said in December had been very persistent and west norðvestanrok region and birds probably do not have any food.
Böðvar Þórisson, executive director of the Natural History Centre, said the announcement had been auk death in Isafjordur Fjords earlier this month. He said that a lot had been auk in the fjords of late, both guillemot and little auk. Cliffs Death now appeared, however, be small in comparison to the falls which was nearly ten years.
“Garden birds here in town that now Gulls,” said Árni Ásgeirsson, a biologist at the University Centre in. Gulls have begun to apply the feed is brought out for the sparrows. Árni said this be different from the men should be used.
“Sailors say the seagulls are very hard to access to reach the bait when shut line. It seems that little food is for the gulls. Perhaps there are too many Gulls in the region because of the way the situation was Kolgrafafirði. ”
Seems constantly be looking for food
“It is here quite life but do not see the condition of the birds from a distance,” said Robert A. Stefánsson, director of the Natural West. Lately he thought the birds in the northern Snæfellsnes.
Robert said that one could deduce from the behavior of gulls to the lack of food. He said hafnarvörður in town that had become was feeble gulls on the pier seemed to be about to die. Attempts have been made to give them and even take them into the house.
“They seem to constantly be looking for food, fly over the town and bring in the parks if people throw something out. It is unusual and could indicate that there is less to nature than usual, “said Robert.
Photo: Ivan Maldonado
According to Ayres, just before the hail there was a strong wind that frightened the birds. “Frightened by the wind, they went looking for another shelter. It was when there was a hailstorm and ended up killing the birds, “said Ayres.
Pemex employees, neighbors said they came just to take a sample of water and could not provide more information.
By the direction of Ecology Apodaca, arrived at the scene the engineer José Manuel Quintana, who said already working in coordination with state government authorities and the PROFEPA for first through sampling, discover the cause of the pollution killed fish.
, PROFEPA staff, also said that will come to the site to take samples of water and dead fish to begin the necessary studies.
“I have recovered with a dip net”
It is the owner of the mill in the Hague, in Saint-Loup-de-Gonois, which on Thursday gave the alert. “Tens of fish were plated, the belly with air, the grid that protects against a water turbine,” says Lambert. “I have recovered with a dip net. There was everything from rainbow trout rainbow and brown trout, carp, tench, specimens, sometimes several kilos and 40 centimeters long. »
Immediately informed the mayor of the town, Alain Martinez, alerted the authorities before going to browse the banks of the Clery which, in turn, he observed dozens of dead fish. Since then, more than 300 kg of dead fish were recovered and buried by municipal officials.
Technicians interregional delegation of the National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA) would process Friday in samples from several fish for analysis.
Malicious mischief, accidental discharge of a business activity areas of Courtenay or a farm, oil drilling incident?
Elected Township Courtenay wonder and are all the more concerned they have not received information from the sub-prefecture of Montargis.
“We are kept in the dark”
“I do not know how to react,” says Alain Martinez. “Dead fish, it is a warning. It means that the river is polluted and that measures be taken to protect livestock and pets, inform fishermen … But we are bound in total ignorance. »
There is a little over a month of curtiniens fishermen had reported the presence of some dead fish in the Clery, between Courtenay and Saint-Hilaire-les-Andrésis. Since no other such information had been received to fishing companies.
Symptoms of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus were discovered Saturday at a turkey farm near Kibbutz Magal in the Sharon Region.
The Agriculture Ministry began destroying 40,000 of the birds at the farm in response. Meanwhile, concerns arose that other farms in the area – in the towns of Elishema and Neve Yamin – had been affected by the disease.
Inspectors from the ministry arrived at the farm in Magel following the initial suspicion and took samples for examination in a laboratory.
The site was closed off after a positive result came back towards the evening.
The discovery of the virus came less than a week after it emerged at another Israeli turkey farm.
The first case in Israel in nearly three years was found in a village in the north on Monday, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said.
The deadly H5N1 virus caused the death of 15,000 birds at a turkey fattening farm in Avi’el, south of Haifa, the OIE reported on its website, citing data submitted by Israel’s ministry of agriculture.
More than 140,000 birds were to be culled due to that outbreak, including 61,000 turkeys at a farm nearby where no clinical signs had been seen, the ministry said.
“The culling of all the flocks is ongoing. Backyard birds in the village will also be culled,” it said.
High pathogenic H5N1 bird flu first infected humans in 1997 in Hong Kong. It has since spread from Asia to Europe and Africa and has become entrenched in poultry in some countries, causing millions of poultry infections and several hundred human deaths.