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اتوار، 29 جولائی، 2012

Rani Khait disease kills 83 Peacocks in Tharparkar

 Despite precautionary and efforts, poultry experts have not succeeded to overcome Rani Khait disease in Peacocks which resulted into the death of 16 more Peacocks raising the overall death toll to 83.

 Tests have confirmed that the peacocks have indeed died from an outbreak of Ranikhet, or New Castle disease. Poultry development vets have been called from Sukkur and Hyderabad with medicines for the birds, according to Sindh Wildlife Minister Dayaram Esarani.

 Rani Khait disease which spread in some areas of Tharparkar some three weeks earlier has so far claimed lives of about seven dozen precious peacocks.
The disease firstly initiated from Mitthi area and later it turned into epidemic and engulfed the surrounding areas including Daiplo, Nangarparkar tehsils.

Wildlife department and four teams of poultry expert doctors were busy in the affected areas where affected peacocks were treated while others were vaccinated to save them of the dreadful diseases.
However, the local people expressing dissatisfaction over the medical teams have demanded sending more teams with experts and medicines to save the precious peacocks.

  Sindh Wildlife Minister Dayaram Esarani announced a 290-million-rupee project for  establishing a natural park in Karoonjhar mountains of Thar’s Nangarparkar tehsil. He said that the project aims to survey the wildlife population, provide them with long-term care and build a tourist attraction. However, he did not say when the work will begin.
The minister also said that he will present a bill in the Sindh Assembly to get the peacock declared the provincial bird.

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