70 head of cattle die after 'consuming poisonous fodder' at Panchkula's Mansa Devi Godham

Carcasses have been sent for post-mortem examination

Tribune News Service
Panchkula, October 28

In a suspected case, around 70 head of cattle died after consuming poisonous fodder at Mata Mansa Devi Godham. This is administered by Panchkula Gaushala Trust.

The cattle died after eating the fodder on Tuesday evening, officials said.

The exact reason behind the death of the cows is yet to be ascertained. The officials suspect, that the cows were fed contaminated fodder, which might have led to their deaths.

Carcasses have been sent for post-mortem examination, and the investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Speaker and local MLA Gian Chand Gupta visited the gaushala to take stock of the matter.

He asked the officials to investigate the matter, and ensure this event could be avoided in the future.

Dr Anil Banwala, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Haryana, said that they were inspecting the fodder, and water was given to these animals.

The samples have been sent for forensic examination sent to Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar.

According to Dr Banwala, they were informed about the incident around 9:30 pm last evening, and a team of veterinary doctors was dispatched to the cow shelter soon after.

“All those, who had fallen sick, were administered treatment in the sheds throughout the night,” he said.

This incident was reported for the second time in the last two months.

In the month of August, 18 head of cattle had lost their lives after consuming fodder at a gaushala in Saketri.

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