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Tag: Poultry

Bird Flu: 'Properly Cooked Poultry Safe For Consumption'

Bhubaneswar: The Central government on Friday instructed the State governments across the country to allow the selling of poultry and poultry products sourced from avian influenza-free areas/States. “The country has been effectively controlling the disease. It was reiterated that the virus gets destroyed easily at 70 degrees Centigrade and therefore, properly cooked poultry and poultry […]

Eggs, Chicken Safe For Consumption As No Bird Flu Cases Detected In Odisha: Govt

Bhubaneswar: Amid reports of the outbreak of bird flu in several states, the Odisha government on Friday allayed the concerns of people by stating that the poultry products are safe for consumption. The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department in a statement confirmed that no bird flu case has been detected in the State. The […]

Keto Diet May Help You Fight The Flu

New York: A ketogenic diet, which includes meat, fish, poultry and non-starchy vegetables, may help combat the flu virus, suggests new research. This diet regimen activates a subset of T cells in the lungs not previously associated with the immune system’s response to influenza, enhancing mucus production from airway cells that can effectively trap the […]

Poultry as bad as red meats for cholesterol, says study

New York: Turning a conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that consuming red meat and white meat, like poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels. The study indicated that restricting consumption of meat altogether, whether red or white, is more advisable for lowering blood cholesterol levels than previously thought. The research, published […]

Livestock, poultry bear brunt of cyclone Fani

Puri: Cyclone Fani has not only claimed 41 human lives, so far, but also severely affected animals and birds in large numbers. While preliminary estimates suggest that 69.17 lakh animals and birds were affected by cyclone Fani, secretary of I&PR department today informed that 21.75 lakh chickens were killed. The number of the perished livestock […]

Fani fury hits farmers hard; crops worth lakhs damaged in Puri, Khurda

Bhubaneswar: In every natural disasters, its farmers who are left high and dry. And Fani is no exception. The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani has dealt a death blow to the farming community and animal husbandry sector alike in the cyclone hit areas, especially in Puri and Khurda districts. The costlier rabi season crops that […]

Central team takes stock of bird flu in Kerang

Khurda: A three-member Central team today visited Kerang village in Khurda district to review the dimension of bird flu. The team, after a meeting with district collector Niranjan Sahu, went to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kerang village and examined its healthcare facilities. The team later directed the Health officials to engage Health Workers […]