• search

Over 400 pigs die due to unknown disease in Nagpur

Written by: Staff
|

Nagpur, Mar 23 (UNI) More than 400 pigs have died due to an unknown disease in Ramtek taluka of Nagpur district during the past seven days, spreading panic among the villagers, according to Ramtek Municipal Council (MC).

Sources today said the pigs were found dying in the council's area one after another. Initially, the municipal council administration did not take the matter seriously, but when large number of pigs started dying, it swing into action and the dead pigs were buried.

The council has also written to the veterinary department, with a request to ascertain the cause of the death of pigs, and if it affects the public health.

Experts from the veterinary department and the divisonal health office here have rushed to Ramtek.

Some of the dead pigs have been sent for postmortem and medical examination and the reports are expected within two days, sources said.

As a precautionary measure, the died pigs have either been buried or consigned to flames immediately to avoid any adverse effect to the general public, sources added.

UNI NNG GK VD KN1923

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more