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Moscow Zoo - the bulwark of sanity

October 28 2005

Beautiful birds can "go under the knife" if vets find they have bird flu. However, in the capital's zoo assured that they will go on this brutal move only in a desperate situation. In the meantime, there is no reason for concern. In the zoo once a week, collect a variety of materials for tests, blood, feces, and monitor the wild birds. All birds entering the Moscow Zoo, contains three days in quarantine and thoroughly surveyed. According to the Moscow zoo veterinarians, the main reason for the spread of the virus mutant - namely uncontrolled trade in poultry: chickens, pigeons and even parrots. Proper control over those where these animals come into the territory of Russia and their condition does not exist. Valentin Kozlitin, a leading veterinary surgeon of the Moscow Zoo: "Yes, there are outbreaks among wild birds, but usually after a detailed examination revealed that wild birds have been in contact with home. Most likely, poultry is the source of infection for wild birds, and not vice versa. " Therefore, the shooting of wild birds, experts say Moscow Zoo, an extreme measure. Such actions can disrupt the ecological balance in nature, according to TV Centre.

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