UP: Contagious bacteria kills 5 spotted deer at Bareilly’s IVRI

Bareilly: Five spotted deer at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute have died over the last week due the contagious disease, Pasteurella canis.

RK Singh, Director of IVRI on Friday said: “Five spotted deer have lost their lives due to Pasteurella canis. It is a kind of bacteria which is found among wildlife animals and during the summers it develops as a disease. It has no vaccine so far.”

The director said that they had started precautionary procedures with the use of specific antibiotics. “For now, the disease is under control,” he said.

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“We had 35 spotted deer in the institute in which four males and one female deer died because of Pasteurella canis. The institute has banned the entry of visitors as a bio-security measure. We have 17 blackbucks and 12 hog deers also,” said a worker.

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