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5 mares affected by glanders eliminated this year in Hisar

By Bhaskar Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, Hisar, Hisar
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Glanders is a highly contagious and fatal disease found in equine family (horse, pony or mule). The bacteria that cause glanders could be transmitted to humans through contact with tissues or body fluids of infected animals
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Though there are some antibiotics available to treat the disease, even then the animal (given the antibiotics) is considered a carrier of the disease. Hence, elimination is the only option left.(Representative image)
Though there are some antibiotics available to treat the disease, even then the animal (given the antibiotics) is considered a carrier of the disease. Hence, elimination is the only option left.(Representative image)

Dangerous for humans too, Glanders triggers mercy killing of horse

By Oliver Fredrick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The Glanders and Farcy Act, 1899, gives the state government the right to destroy a horse, if it is diagnosed with the Glanders disease.
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