UP: Contagious Bacteria Kills 5 Spotted Deer At Bareilly's IVRI

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The IVRI situated in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the death of five spotted deer in less than a week due to the spread of ‘Pasteurella canis’ disease

Written By Akhil Oka | Mumbai | Updated On:

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. 

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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.”  

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The entry of visitors has been banned

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. 

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"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)

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