WORLD 81 horses killed on Istanbul islands over glanders epidemic

WORLD

81 horses killed on Istanbul islands over glanders epidemic

Xinhua

22:16, December 19, 2019

下载.jpg

File photo: AP

ISTANBUL, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 81 horses were killed in Istanbul following an outbreak of glanders, local authorities announced Thursday.

The plague was identified on Princes' Islands, an archipelago off Istanbul in the Marmara Sea, during a health check of horses, donkeys and mules, the district governorship said in a written statement.

"Since there is no treatment and vaccination against glanders, the animals that have been diagnosed with it should be exterminated under the relevant legislation," said the statement.

The authorities also imposed quarantine and banned animal entry and exit from the islands.

The horses were used for phaetons on the islands, which are among popular tourist attractions in Istanbul.


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue