Active Cases of Lumpy Skin Disease Across Country
Dehradun: Around 10,000 active cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) have been detected across four states and a Union territory in India as of Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The states affected are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.
Lumpy Skin Disease is a viral disease that affects cattle, buffalo, sheep, and goats. It is characterized by the formation of raised bumps on the skin of the animals. The disease can cause fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss. In severe cases, it can lead to death.
The disease is spread by biting insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks. It can also be spread through contact with infected animals or their bodily fluids.
There is no specific treatment for Lumpy Skin Disease. However, animals that are infected can be treated with supportive care, such as fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication.
The government of India is taking steps to control the spread of the disease. These measures include culling of infected animals, vaccination of animals, and surveillance of animal movement.
The government is also providing financial assistance to farmers who have lost animals to the disease.
The outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease is a major concern for the livestock industry in India. The disease has the potential to cause significant economic losses to farmers. The government is taking steps to control the spread of the disease, but it is important for farmers to be aware of the risks and to take steps to protect their animals.
Here are some tips for farmers to protect their animals from Lumpy Skin Disease:
- Keep animals in clean and well-ventilated sheds.
- Isolate new animals from the herd for at least two weeks.
- Vaccinate animals against Lumpy Skin Disease.
- Monitor animals for signs of illness and report any suspected cases to the authorities immediately.
By following these tips, farmers can help to protect their animals from Lumpy Skin Disease.