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Vaccination drive to counter anthrax

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Narsinghpur, MP, Apr 8 (UNI) With over 30 cattle dying due to anthrax, the administration has launched an intensive vaccination drive covering the entire cattle population in a five km radius of Kartaj village in Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh.

As a precautionary measure, vaccination of 800 cattle in the area would be carried out and a team of 14 veterinary surgeons were camping in the villages for the purpose, Veterinary Services Commissioner Rajesh Rajora said today.

Over 30 heads of cattle perished in Kartaj village in the past four months and the disease was confirmed during postportem of the dead animals at the Regional Veterinary Laboratory at Jabalpur, he said.

Anthrax spread among the cattle in Sidhi district last year and two Bisons in Bori sanctuary of Hoshagabad died due to this disease the year before, he added.

There was no record of cattle to human spread of the disease or any ill-effects due to consumption of milk of the affected cattle, Mr Rajora added.

Meanwhile, bodies of the dead cattle were buried in deep pits.

UNI SD-SP VD HT1417

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