Ban on cattle movement lifted

INDIA - The Kerala Government’s temporary ban on the entry of cattle from Tamil Nadu has been lifted.
calendar icon 9 November 2006
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Alarmed at an outbreak of anthrax in a few of the western districts last week, the Kerala Government had sent a circular to all departments to restrict the movement of cattle from Tamil Nadu.

Unknowingly, those involved in cattle trade here continued to send supplies as there was no official announcement made by the neighbouring State. For nearly five days, the cattle carried in trucks were stopped at the border checkposts, particularly along the Pollachi route.

Meanwhile, the Animal Husbandry Department swung fast and vaccinated about 1.50 lakh cattle in the districts of Coimbatore, Dharmapuri and Krishnaigiri. In Coimbatore alone, 1.25 lakh cattle have been vaccinated.

In fact, the Animal Disease Infosystem states anthrax as the major disease of Coimbatore district and the outbreak of it is seen in bovine, ovine and caprine species.

More number of outbreaks has been recorded in Palladam, Coimbatore North and South taluks in the past six years. The disease has also been recorded in parts of Sultanpet, Sulur, Thondamuthur, Anaimalai and Sarkarsamakulam unions of the district.


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