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Duck entrance is temporarily prohibited in Pangasinan because of bird flu

To secure its poultry sector and shield the general people from the dangers of bird flu, the provincial government of Pangasinan has put in place a temporary restriction on the entry of ducks into the province from July 12 to September 30.

Governor Ramon Guico III stated in Executive Order 103 published on Thursday that the reported instances in adjacent provinces have prompted the provincial government to enact a temporary moratorium.

He noted that nearby provinces including Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Benguet, Isabela, as well as other provinces like Laguna, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, and Maguindanao had confirmed instances of avian influenza (bird flu).

The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway and other important strategic road lines will have quarantine checkpoints installed as a result of Guico’s deputization of the provincial veterinarian quarantine officers. Quail and duck shippers from all regions may enter at any point.

In order to enter the province, he stated, “farm owners of chicken, turkeys, geese, and other sorts of poultry products must produce a certification that the aforementioned poultry products, as well as their establishments, are free from avian influenza and Newcastle Disease.”

To safeguard the safety of their constituents and the province’s poultry business, Guico also instructed the local executives to raise the biosafety, hygiene, and sanitation requirements at slaughterhouses/abattoirs, open markets, and chicken farms within their respective spheres of authority.

A viral illness is known as “bird flu” affects domestic poultry as well as other birds, including ducks.

As of this writing, Pangasinan is still clear of avian flu.

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