Suspected virus kills a score of Peacock in Indore

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Navda Pandha (MP), Mar 25 (ANI): Around twenty peacocks have died at a village near Mhow in Indore following outbreak of suspected virus.

Ten peacocks were found dead at Navda Pandha village while ten more dead peacocks were located in other parts of Indore distrct.

However, the concerned authorities claimed to have saved the lives of two peacocks by rushing them to the Government Veterinary College, Mhow.

Reportedly, these two peacocks are now out of danger.

A post mortem is being conducted on all the birds to determine the exact cause of the peacocks death.

"We are conducting the post mortem and once it is done on all the birds, then only we can come to any conclusion," said Dr. D K Garg, Professor of Pathology, Veterinary College, Mhow.

According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Indore Range, consequent to this mishap, a close eye is being kept on birds and the water bodies have been chemically treated to prevent any virus from spreading.

"I went to the same village again and another case of peacock death has been reported, which means that the virus is still among the birds. We then added certain antibiotics in the water to prevent the peacock from dying further," said L Krishnamurthy, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Indore Range.

Meanwhile, it is believed that symptoms of Raniketh (an avian disease) have been found in some of the birds. (ANI)

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