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Apr 8, 2016 @ 7:34

Chickens, clams dying due to heat

Hundreds of chickens have reported died in Pangasinan due to heat stroke while dead clams surfaced on the beaches of Davao City because of the El Nino.

ABS-CBN reported that 600 chickens have died of heat stroke in a poultry in Mapandan and egg production has dropped by 20 percent in the province.

Carabaos are also being affected by the heat.

Agriculture officials have advised farmers not to bring their large animals to pasture to prevent them from getting heat stroke.

Those in shelters should be given enough water and ventilation, they added.

Farmers have also been warned that they should not venture out in the heat.

In Davao City, ABS-CBN also reported that clams have surfaced on the shores, their shells opened which means they are dead.

The city government has taken water samples to ascertain the cause of the phenomenon and authorities are guarding the shores to make sure no one harvests and eats the dead clams.


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