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30/07/12  A fatal disease was discovered in the rural areas of Sindh called “Ranikhet” which is found in Peacocks and can lead to their deaths.

In Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, more than 120 peacocks have been killed by this disease while hundreds are reported to be infected, Aaj News reported.

A total of 80 peacocks were found dead in Tharparkar district of Sindh earlier this month. The disease is now reported to have spread to neighboring villages and cities of Sindh.

Places like Mitthi, Nangarhar and Diplo have reported scores of Peacock deaths in the past week.

Sindh Wildlife officials have announced that necessary medical aid will be provided to farmers who own domesticated Peacocks. Sindh Wildlife has also dispatched two teams consisting of 5 doctors each, to the affected areas in order to control the spread of “Ranikhet” and avoid further peacock casualties.

However, the locals claim that lack of proper vaccination is costing them heavily as scores of Peacocks are dying everyday.

According to our sources, there are approximately seventy thousand (70,000) Peacocks in Tharparkar district alone and the Wildlife department appears to have failed in ensuring their safekeeping, while on the other hand, Wildlife department officials claim that the vaccination process has been started at high priority and the eradication of this disease will be completed soon.

 
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