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Glanders disease scare: Delhi bans entry-exit of horses, mules and donkeys

Delhi has banned entry and exit of horses, donkeys and mules after Glanders disease was detected in around 40 horses over the past 2 months.

delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2018 20:51 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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A horse cart on a winter morning at Chawri Bazar in Delhi. The city has banned entry of horses over spread of Glanders disease.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

The Delhi government has decided to ban movement of horses, mules, and donkeys in and out of the city border due to the spread of Glanders disease, rural development minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

Glanders disease has been detected in around 40 horses in the city over the past two months and the government will issue a notification on the ban within two days, he said after a meeting of Delhi government with officials of the Union animal husbandry department, police, army and city municipal corporations.

In December, west Delhi was notified as a controlled area after seven horses tested positive for the disease.

An animal husbandry department official told IANS that this was the first outbreak in the city.

First Published: Jan 12, 2018 20:51 IST