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India Loses INR180 Billion from FMD in Cattle

25 August 2011

INDIA - India loses INR180 billion annually due to foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle and livestock.

"According to the latest research conducted by ICAR on FMD in livestock, the country is losing directly Rs18,000 crore per annum," Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Deputy Director (General Animal Sciences), K.M.L. Pathak, told Economic Times.

The losses are the result of reduced milk production due to FMD in animals and the meat of the infected animals is not good for consumption, Mr Pathak said.



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