- NET Web Desk
Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS), an acute disease that affects buffaloes has been reported from Reguri village of Nagaland.
Earlier, the disease killed a number of buffaloes in Kangjan village under Meluri sub-division of Phek district.
The outbreak was confirmed after a laboratory test conducted at the ELISA laboratory in Kohima by the Nagaland Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) department.
According to an official of the district veterinary office Phek on October 1 informed that mortalities were reported from Reguri ‘all of a sudden’ last week though no new cases were coming from Kanjang for last 10 days.
Official reports estimated that so far Kanjang has reported around 70 mortalities while around 25 deaths were reported from Reguri village.
Meanwhile, a Rapid Response Team from the Chief Veterinary Office Phek have conducted the vaccination of buffaloes in two affected villages of Nagaland today.
— AH&VS (@AHVS10) October 2, 2021
According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Haemorrhagic Septicaemia is “an acute, fatal, septicaemic disease of cattle and water buffaloes caused by a gram negative bacterium Pasteurella multocida.”