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Tens of thousands of chickens and emus to be killed as Victorian bird flu outbreak worsens – ABC News

Three different strains of bird flu have hit six farms in Victoria, including an ASX-listed company that looks set to lose a third of its flock. Emus, along with chickens and turkeys, will have to be euthanased.

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Tens of thousands of chickens and an untold number of emus will be euthanased as Victoria battles multiple bird flu outbreaks.
Key points:

  • Six Victorian farms are dealing with bird flu outbreaks, which could result in a $23m loss for an ASX-listed company
  • One of the impacted farms is home to 8,000 emus, some of which will have to be euthanased
  • Containment zones have been established, and farmers nearby are growing increasingly nervous for their flocks

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