Horse to remain in quarantine till report of his owner comes, says Rajouri admin | KNO

Horse to remain in quarantine till report of his owner comes, says Rajouri admin | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 27 (KNO): The administration in Thanamadi area of Rajouri district of Jammu region on Wednesday decided to keep the horse in home quarantine till the Covid report of his owner comes. Tehsildar of Thanamandi, Rajouri, Anjuman Anjum Khatak told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that he sought help from a team of veterinary experts to medically examine the horse, who reached Thanamandi area along with his owner late last evening. “The horse was thoroughly examined by a team of doctors who checked his body temperature, tongue, nose feet and skin, etc. They found the horse asymptomatic with no signs of any disease,” Khattak said. He said that the horse is in a cattle shed at Darra area of Thanamandi, the native village of his owner. “The owner of the horse is in an administrative quarantine and his samples were taken immediately after his arrival. The results are expected in a day or two,” the Tehsildar said. “We have decided to keep the horse in home quarantine till the report of his owner comes.” He said that they will not take any chance even though a majority of veterinary experts are sure that a horse can’t be a potential carrier of the virus. “There may be a possibility that the virus may be present on the skin and hair of horse too as he was also travelling along with his owner from Kashmir’s Shopian district,” the Tehsildar said told KNO The person along with his horse traveled through Mughal Road from the Shopian district of south Kashmir and reached Thanamandi, Rajouri district of Jammu late last evening. The owner was sent to administrative quarantine while the horse was sent to “home quarantine” at a cattle shed where there is no other animal present. Officials said that care takers of the hourse are using protective gear while dealing with the horse and things will be clear when the report of the owner of the horse comes. “Let the report of the owner come, we will take a call whether horse needs to be kept in continuous quarantine,” an official said—(KNO)