Pakistan poultry sector faces losses due to Newcastle disease
Industry has lost 44 million broiler chickens since February
Roughly 44 million broiler chickens have died of the disease in that time period, said Dr. Waseem Rafiq, president of the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association. There is a dire need, said Rafiq, to protect the chickens by increasing their immunity, and not just improving abilities at the diagnosis level. He is calling for proper training for farmers in the country, along with the introduction of modern technology to the poultry industry.