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Corona scare for goats and sheep after shepherd tests positive; herd’s swab taken, quarantined


New Delhi: About fifty goats and sheep have been quarantined at a village in Tumakaru district of Karnataka, after the shepherd who grazed them was examined constructive for novel coronavirus.

The herd was saved in isolation after stories of loss of life of 5 sheep in mysterious circumstances on the village.

An Animal Husbandry official mentioned, “A few of the animals whom the shepherd had grazed developed respiratory problems….Now that there is corona scare everywhere, people are afraid that the animals too have contracted the disease.”

Swab samples of goats, sheep collected

Karnataka Minister J C Madhuswamy directed the animal husbandry division to probe the matter following which division officers rushed to the village and collected samples. Corona consultants in PPE kits reached the village to take the swab samples of animals.



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“There is not any proof that the sheep can contract Covid-19 and transmit the virus to the folks. But for the reason that virus has many strains and maintain altering its genetic make-up, draw throat swab samples of the sheep and ship the identical to Covid-19 lab. Till the report comes, maintain the animals in isolation, Madhuswamy informed the officers.

Goats, sheep quarantined until stories are available in

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The samples will likely be despatched by courier to the Animal Disease Investigation Laboratory in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Until the stories arrive in 10-15 days, the sheep will likely be below ‘quarantine’.

About 100 sheep and goats have been affected however butchering of them has been restricted till additional discover.


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