Officials from the Diseases Surveillance Unit of the Veterinary Services have inspected poultry farms in Akatsi South Municipality infected by bird flu after reported cases of Avian Influenza, also known as ‘Bird Flu’ in recent months.
Dr. Saviour Genueme, Akatsi South Municipal Director of Veterinary Services was also present during the inspection.
Mr. Charles Grunitzky, the Akatsi South Municipal Director of the Department of Agriculture, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that their outfit, in a joint exercise with the veterinary services department, would use five days to visit infected farms to trace the source of infection, detect how it was being spread, and advice on measures to put in place to stop the spread from farm to farm.
He urged the poultry farmers to consult the nearest Agriculture Department when venturing into any farming venture to learn new trends and management of the farm and livestock.
Mr. Grunitzky further said the decision would go a long way in improving the protection of the life of birds also known as ‘bio-security’ in their farms.
He said the exercise involved everything a farmer would need to do to prevent the disease from entering their farm as well as diseases leaving the farm to other farms.
The team would be expected to come out with reports and measures to be put in place to prevent any further outbreaks.