Mad dog bites tiger at Panna Tiger Reserve
BHOPAL: A tiger
of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh has been shifted to enclosure,
after being bitten by a domestic mad dog. Tests at Centre for wildlife
forensics and health, Jabalpur confirmed that the dog was infected with rabbis.
tiger codded P-212, was attacked by dog near Hinouta range on September 10. It
was tranquilised and shifted to enclosure four days later. Tiger had multiple
bites on its nose and tail. The dog, which also attacked a forest employee, was
killed by the PTR staff and samples were sent to Jabalpur for tests.
analysis of its (dog) brain has tested positive for rabbis. We have sent the
report along with an advisory for post-bite vaccination schedule to PTR,” Dr AB
Shrivastava of forensic lab said. PTR officials claim that the dog was of a
tribal in Jhalar village - located within the core area of PTR.
“We have started
giving anti-rabbis vaccination and subsequent treatment to the tiger. It will
remain under constant surveillance of veterinary experts unless treatment
protocol is complete,” director of the Reserve, R Srinivas Murthy said.
This is the
second time P212 has been shifted to an enclosure. In April it underwent a two
and a half hours surgery to cure a wound that it sustained while making a kill.
The tiger was shifted to an enclosure at Badgadi range.