A Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has spread across 16 districts in Rajasthan, and the government is considered a ban on cattle movement. About 94,000 cases of the said infection in cattle has been reported, with at least over 4,000 cattle deaths. Meanwhile, 70,000 are being treated for the disease. Gujarat is believed to be the epicentre of the disease. Notably, Rajasthan has a total cow population of about 14 million.
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Assam Police detained nine people for reportedly smuggling cows from Dhemaji to Nagaon or Jorabat and from Nagaon to Shillong on May 13. In Nagaon, police also rescued 102 cattle heads and seized seven cars. More research is being carried out.
Ramaiah, a farmer based in Sidlipura village of Shivamogga district, Karnataka, complained to the police after his cows stopped giving milk. The man alleged that he takes his cows to gaze from 8 AM to 11 AM and from 4 PM to 6 PM every day but they don't yield milk. ''So, police must convince them to give milk,'' said the man. However, the police didn't lodge the "illogical" complaint.
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In a viral video, a cow caught the attention of netizens for saving a dog from being allegedly tortured by a man. The 15-second viral clip shows a man pulling a dog by its neck, causing unbearable pain to the dog, as it started to howl in pain. The cow came for the rescue and attacked the man to save the dog. A viewer called it ''Karma''.
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The title of the world's shortest cow could possibly be given to a cow in Bangladesh named 'Rani', as the farm managers have informed the Guinness World Records. Reportedly, the dwarf cow is 20 inches tall, 26 inches long and weigh just about 26 kgs. Notably, the current title is held by a cow named 'Manikam' in India's Kerala which stands at 24.07 inches tall.
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About six cows were found dead and 12 severely sick at a gaushala (cow shelter) in UP's Etawah district on June 28. Although the cause of death remains uncertain, the shelter workers said that the animals are dying due to food shortages. Manish Yadav Patre, Sankat Mochan Balaji temple's manager (who runs the gaushala) blamed the authorities for not releasing funds for the cows to be taken care of.
A 4-hour-long surgery performed on a cow in Haryana's Faridabad revealed an "alarming" concentration of 71-kg plastic waste and other non-biodegradable substances in its belly. The 4-year-old cow was brought to Devashray Animal Hospital, following a car accident in NIT-5, where veterinarians found the presence of the harmful substances, including glass shards and screws. Calling it a testimony of poor waste management, animal rights activist… read-more
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