BHOPAL : Panna Tiger Reserve Management is administering vaccines to dogs in villages to protect them from Canine Distemper and seven other deadly diseases. These diseases spread through dogs in tigers and other wild animals.

A target of vaccinating 1200 dogs in villages Akola, Amjharia, Bandhi, Barach, Jhalai, Jhardhoba, Rampura, Tara, Dobha, Dhangar, Janwar, Batera, Manki and Kutaria has been set. So far, 600 dogs have been vaccinated. Villagers have been requested to cooperate in the vaccination of dogs.

Canine Distemper is an incurable disease, which affects the brain, spinal cord, respiratory system and nervous system of the animal. Last month, six tigers and a lion had died of Canine Distemper in Indiana of USA.

Many a time, dogs eat the flesh of animals hunted by tigers. If they are suffering from infection, then there is the danger of spread of diseases like Rabies and Hepatitis among wild animals.

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