Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Chandigarh- In a excellent news for the horse house owners and breeders, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government on Thursday gave the go-ahead to organise the annual Equine actions to be held from ninth to sixteenth January at Sri Muktsar Sahib in the course of the upcoming Maghi Mela.

Notably, following the unfold of contagious and zoonotic Glanders illness and maintaining in view the rules of National Action Plan for Glanders (GOI), the state authorities had banned the equids actions and actions in May 2023.

Divulging particulars, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian stated that there have been studies of the unfold of glanders illness amongst horses from districts together with Amritsar, Bathinda, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur, the state authorities had put a ban on holding equine actions and actions.

“Following zero positive cases of Glanders during the surveillance in districts Amritsar, Bathinda and Ludhiana, the state government has decided to lift the ban, allowing horse owners to participate during Maghi Mela, ” he stated, whereas including that, nonetheless, horse house owners from Hoshiarpur can not take part on this truthful as testing continues to be happening there.

Khudian stated that horse house owners should guarantee a destructive report of Glanders Testing of all of the taking part equids both from NRDDL Jalandhar or from NRCE Hisar or from a State-approved Diagnostic Labs and that must be no more than 30 days previous to the day of the occasion.

All the house owners of the taking part equids should carry an “Undertaking” duly verified by the involved Deputy Director Animal Husbandry of the taking part district, he stated, whereas including that the submitted endeavor can be checked by the staff of NRDDL, Jalandhar and Screening Committee, earlier than the entry of equids to the mela websites.

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