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19 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Promotion of bio-safety measures in poultry farming stressed

BSS, Rajshahi
Promotion of bio-safety measures in poultry farming stressed
Mijanur Rahman, field coordinator of Consumer Association of Bangladesh, Khandaker Sagar, upazila livestock officer along with others were present at a discussion about promoting bio-safety measures in poultry farming in Paba Upazila on Thursday. Photo Courtesy : BSS

Poultry scientists and researchers at a discussion here have unequivocally called for promoting bio-safety measures in poultry farming for producing safe poultry meat.

They also mentioned substantial and sustainable promotion of bio-safety measures can be the vial means of curtailing the dependence on antibiotics in poultry sector.

They came up with the observation while addressing a view-sharing meeting with poultry farmers in MRK College Hall Room under Paba Upazila in the district on Thursday.

Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) organized the workshop in association with an issue-based project titled “Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector in Bangladesh” and UKaid and British Council”.

Chaired by CAB Field Coordinator Mijanur Rahman, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Upazila Livestock Officer Dr Khandaker Sagar Ahmed and field coordinators of the project agriculturists Mohidul Islam and Mozammel Haque as resource persons.

The discussants viewed good poultry farming practice in addition to ensuring safe poultry and its production is very vital for making public health free from various diseases. They mentioned there should be adequate measures to bring all the poultry farmers, traders, feed manufactures, sellers and others concerned under necessary training to enhance their awareness in this field.

All quarters like farmers, hatchery owners, poultry bird sellers, feed meal manufacturers and sellers and the field level officers and staffs should work together to this end.

There is no alternative to substantial and sustainable promotion of good poultry practice. Dr Sagar Ahmed stressed the need for ensuring safe feed and resisting high-powered antibiotics use to get best quality poultry meat.

Dr Ahmed clarified that the farmers normally use antibiotics against the diseases caused by bacteria.

He said if the farmers erect boundary wall around the poultry farm and adopt precautionary measures the farm could be protected from infection of diseases caused by bacteria. In that case, the production cost can be reduced.

 

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