Unknown disease kills cattle in Senapati

Unknown disease kills cattle in Senapati
Cattle killed by mysterious disease in Senapati district. (NP)
Corresondent IMPHAL, Jul 26: | Publish Date: 7/27/2018 12:00:00 AM IST

 Manipur veterinary department has rushed its officials to Senapati district following reports of a mysterious disease that killed domestic cattle in some villages of the district.

According to reports, around 19 cattle have died following spread of a mysterious disease suspected to be a bovine epidemic in villages like Makuilongdi, Thingba Khunou, Takamai Katumai Napali Basti.
Among the 19 cattle dead, 12 were buffaloes   and seven were cows, the report added.
According to the villagers, red spots like injury marks were found on the feet and tongue of the cattle. 
On receiving information, officials of the state veterinary department rushed to the villages to take stock of the situation.
An official source said that the department has started medicating the affected cattle so as to stop further  infection and spread of the disease even though the exact disease infecting the cattle is yet to be confirmed.

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