Committee set up after cow dies of suspected anthrax

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Jaipur, Nov 3 (UNI) A state-level committee headed by Secretary, Animal Husbandry has been constituted in Rajasthan to recommend preventive steps against a possible anthrax outbreak following the death of a cow at Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's residence with symptoms of the deadly disease.

Director Animal Husbandry U K Thanvi told UNI here today that a cow, in the cattle shed at the Chief Minister's residence, died on October 20, with symptoms similar to Anthrax.

Mr Thanvi said the pathological samples of the dead bovine were sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Ijjatnagar (UP) for confirmation.

Meanwhile, all precautionary measures have been taken to immunize the other animals in the shed at the Chief Minister's residence who are said to be healthy.

He said the death of the cow was discussed at a meeting of senior officials of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary departments chaired by Animal Husbandry and Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini.


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