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Glanders disease: Delhi Golf Course asked to postpone/cancel Derby

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Golf Course has been asked to postpone or cancel the horse race, scheduled later this month, due to the outbreak of potentially fatal equine glanders' disease, the High Court was informed today.

The submission by the government assumes significance as the court had yesterday asked it to deliberate on the issue of cancelling the event, slated for February 27, as it would attract a large audience and the infection could spread among the people as well.

The government issued a notification to the today asking it either to postpone the event till mid-April or cancel it due to the outbreak of "deadly zoonotic disease".

Justice was told by Delhi government's Naushad that they have banned all kinds of activities relating to horses in Delhi and would take action in public interest.

As per a January 15 notification of the Delhi government, no equine movement to and from the national capital was allowed for three months to check the contagious infection.

is an infection caused by bacterium Burkholderia mallei caused by ingestion of contaminated or water. Its symptoms include formation of nodular lesions in lungs and ulcers in respiratory tract and acute cases result in coughing, fever, and septicaemia.

The court was hearing a by an owner of two horses saying they were not allowed to participate in the horse race as not being allowed to be brought from to Delhi for the time being in accordance with the notification.

In view of the today's development, the court allowed Dayan Krishnan, appearing for the firm Blazing Saddles, to withdraw the

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:35 IST