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Chicken deaths mysterious

Over 3,000 chickens have mysteriously died since March 1 at a farm in Nong Khai's Tha Bo district. Lab test results on the chicken samples will be out today, said farm owner Tuanjai Jaibao. The carcasses were disposed of according to the proper methods, she said.

Livestock development officials inspected and sprayed disinfectant at the farm yesterday. Tuanjai recalled she had set up the farm about a decade ago and had no problems until the chickens started to die sInce March 1 at the rate of 5 to10 per day. The figure escalated to almost 1,000 chickens per day on March 3 to 4, she said. Altogether 3,100 chickens worth Bt450,000 have died at the farm.

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