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Cattle deaths: Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian visits affected Bathinda village

Cattle deaths: Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian visits affected Bathinda village

Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian, on Sunday, visited ‘mixed infection’ animal disease affected Raike Kalan village in Bathinda district and directed Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ahmad Parray to conduct a survey regarding death of cattle.



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Bathinda, January 21

Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian, on Sunday, visited ‘mixed infection’ animal disease affected Raike Kalan village in Bathinda district and directed Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ahmad Parray to conduct a survey regarding death of cattle.

Khudian said as many as ten teams — each team comprises three members — have been formed to tackle the spread of disease. Out of ten teams, five teams are for treatment, two teams for sampling, two teams for night duty and one team has been deputed at the Veterinary Hospital, Raike Kalan.

Giving assurances of every possible support from the state government, Khudian said the state will bear the cost incurred on treatment of the affected livestock.

He said a control room has been set up at Raike Kalan and a district level control room has been set up at the office of Deputy Director Animal Husbandry, Bathinda.

Director (Animal Husbandry) Dr Gursharanjit Singh Bedi apprised Khudian that 82 livestock have been successfully treated and 39 samples were collected. According to post-mortem, symptoms of the pneumonia, septicaemia, theileriosis, anaemia, nitrate poisoning and foot & mouth disease have been found, the director said.

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