Suriname: Import hatching eggs from Europe temporarily halted

Suriname has currently halted the temporary import of hatching eggs and live bird species from the European Union (EU), especially the Netherlands, due to an avian flu outbreak. The Veterinary Inspectorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (LVV) immediately sounded the alarm when the report of contamination became known. This has been done to prevent the import and outbreaks of animal diseases in Suriname.

The temporary ban on the import of hatching eggs and bird species from the Netherlands applies to all companies in Suriname. However, this prohibition does not apply to countries such as the United States of America or Brazil, where some companies currently obtain their hatching eggs. Acting LVV Director of Animal Husbandry, Anand Chotkan, says that there is indeed a bird flu outbreak, especially in the Netherlands, where the risk of contamination is high. He says bird flu is a collective name for different varieties of bird flu.

“The most significant for the poultry sector are the Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI), which cause little or no symptoms and / or death in poultry and the High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which cause very serious symptoms and high mortality rates in poultry up to 100 percent mortality within 48 hours. ”


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