Bareilly: Preliminary investigation report into the deaths of 61 cows at Santhalpur Gaushala in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh has revealed that these cows died due to the presence of nitrates in green fodder (millet). Dr. Triveni Singh, Director, Indian Veterinary and Research Institute (IVRI) Izzatnagar said on Saturday that the team of IVRI scientists Dr. AG Tailang, Dr. Swaminathan, and Dr. R. Raghuvaran had conducted a thorough inspection of the Gaushala located in Sadhalpur village of Amroha.
He said that the scientists conducted the post-mortem of two carcasses of cows. He said that during a thorough inspection of the Gaushala, it was found that green fodder was found in the nodules of the cows and it has come to the fore that the cows had eaten more green millet, in which nitrate/nitrite is found more. He told that after reaching an excess quantity in the stomach, it harms by mixing with hemoglobin, after which hemoglobin does not allow oxygen to reach the body tissues, due to which they start suffering and this leads to the death of animals.
Scientists told that the same happened with these cows. IVRI's Principal Scientist Dr. K P Singh said that cows have died due to excessive consumption of feed containing nitrate/nitrite. He told that now his kidney, liver, heart, and lungs have been preserved, the whole situation will be clear after the test report comes.