Uttar Pradesh: The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly has witnessed the death of five spotted deer in less than a week. The Director of IVRI, RK Singh confirmed the news. Elaborating that the deer had lost their lives due to the disease ‘Pasteurella canis’, he stated that it was usually a virus found among wild animals. According to him, it transforms into a disease during the summer season. He added that there was no vaccine available to deal with this problem. But Singh clarified that antibiotics were being given to the animals as a precautionary measure.
He said, “Five spotted deer have lost their lives due to Pasteurella canis. It is a kind of bacteria that is found among wildlife animals and during the summers it develops as a disease. It has no vaccine so far. For now, the disease is under control.”
RK Singh,Director,Indian Veterinary Research Institute on reported death of 5 deer in IVRI this week: 5 spotted deer have lost their lives due to Pasteurella canis. This disease is found among wildlife animals. We've taken all precautions&the disease is under control now. (4/10) pic.twitter.com/CGD4K8APhf— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 5, 2019
A worker at the IVRI revealed that there were a total of 35 spotted deer in the institute. He revealed that as a part of the bio-security measures, visitors had been temporarily barred from entering the place. He observed that 17 blackbucks and 12 hog deer were some of the other animals at the IVRI.
"We had 35 spotted deer in the institute in which four males and one female deer died because of Pasteurella canis. The institute has banned the entry of visitors as a bio-security measure. We have 17 blackbucks and 12 hog deer also," the worker opined.
(With ANI inputs)