Postmortem of the animals was done and the carcasses were buried. The postmortem report was awaited, sources said.

AN INQUIRY has been ordered into the death of 22 cows at a government-run cow shelter at Kachala village in Ujhani police station area of UP’s Badaun district Sunday. Officials suspect that the deaths occurred due to nitrate poisoning after the cattle ate some ‘bajra’ (millet) leaves, along with routine fodder, excessively. The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) director has been asked to conduct a detailed investigation into the incident.Postmortem of the animals was done and the carcasses were buried. The postmortem report was awaited, sources said.On Monday, a team of IVRI scientists reached the cow shelter at Kachala village and collected samples of the fodder and water given to the cattle for tests.

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