Bhawanipatna, Feb 19: A central team today reached the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district of Odisha to examine the origin of elephant deaths.
The team will review the report of the animal experts of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) and study its nature of infection in cattle.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest ,wildlife Sashi Paul said, a four-member team comprising senior veterinarian from Guwahati Veterinary College KK Sarma, Centre for Wildlife (ICAR-IVRI Bareilly) scientist Karikalan Mathesh, MoEF&CC Elephant Cell national coordinator Prajna P Panda, head of department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at OUAT Prof Niranjan Sahoo are visiting the sanctuary today. They will examine all the reason behind elephant’s death within four days. They will also study the domain of septicaemia infection that led to sudden deaths of the elephants.
The team will submit a detailed report with specific inputs on the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease to the ministry. The forest department will extend necessary support to the team in conducting its investigation, the PCCF said.
To note that, A team led by the OUAT has found Hapasteurella Multocida bacteria – to be the cause of the death of six elephants in the sanctuary.