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Gandhinagar blocks entry exit for horses, donkeys

With the demise of a mule in Gandhinagar because of Glanders illness, the state well being department has swung into motion, banning the access and exit of breeders of horses and donkeys, as also the animals, into and out of Gandhinagar. The government has also warned of legal motion against them in the event that they fail to obey the ban, which shall be in place a minimum of for next 3 months. The notification was once issued via the state government on Tuesday.

The infections Glanders illness was once detected in a mule that have been brought from Uttar Pradesh to Por village of Gandhinagar. Following its demise a few days ago, the well being government determined to limit motion of perhaps infected animals and humans.

However, breeders say there is no threat to horses. In fact, they plan to take part within the four horse shows within the state next month.

Talking to Mirror, Dr R V Prajapati, assistant director (Animal well being) of Gandhinagar district panchayat, stated, "Glanders disease was noticed in a mule brought to Por from Uttar Pradesh. It had been brought to a brick kiln in the village. It was buried as per the standard procedure." He added that the ban could be in place for three months throughout which breeders of horses and donkeys will be unable to transport in and out of Gandhinagar taluka. "This is just to avoid infections. After three months, the ban will be reviewed. However, if anyone is found violating the ban, legal action will be taken and he or she will be quarantined," he stated.

Commenting at the ban, Sanjay Barot, proprietor of a solid in Gandhinagar, stated, "We have noticed that this disease had been present in local breeds like Marwadi, Sidhi and Kathiyawadi for last many years. We can move out of Gandhinagar with horses with the health report confirming glanders negative. Government provides facility for that."

Horse breeder Dharmendra Patel stated, "There are four horse shows in Jasdan, Jasra, Ahmedabad and Amreli in March which won't face any hurdle as there is no threat to horses from this illness. There is a set procedure for blood sampling for the illness which shall be followed."

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