Tag Archives: Thar

Move to protect Thar peafowl

Report in DAWN:

KARACHI, Aug 13: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, presiding over a meeting on Monday to review efforts made to control an outbreak of the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV), commonly known as ‘Rani Khet’, among peafowl in Tharparkar district, ordered prompt efforts to protect peacocks from natural and manmade dangers.

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Greater peacock virus toll feared next year

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

The aggressive pattern of the Newcastle disease virus over the last two years in Thar shows that the virus is likely to emerge in a more lethal form next year and there is a dire need for vaccination of captive birds against the disease across the province, especially in Karachi where a large number of people keep birds as pets, say experts at the government-run Sindh Poultry Vaccine Centre (SPVC), which is part of the Poultry Research Institute.

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