Indonesia tightens poultry monitoring due to AI outbreaks

Triggered by AI incidents in Banyuwangi, Lamongan, and Cilandak, South Jakarta

Following the outbreak of a number of avian influenza (AI) cases in several regions, Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that it will tighten the monitoring of poultry in the country. “We have advised the Animal Husbandry Agencies in all regions to tighten monitoring of poultry,” said Muladno, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health. He said that AI cases have been identified in three regions, namely Banyuwangi and Lamongan in East Java and Cilandak in South Jakarta. Teams from the local Animal Husbandry Agencies have embarked on vaccination and restricting live poultry distribution to stem the virus spread.

Re-post from: Asian Agribusiness