Animal Husbandry Department Pressed 19 Veterinary Teams into service to Treat and Sensitise the Residents of Lumpy Skin Disease
Over 50 Percent Infected Cattle Recovered from Disease
As many as 1599 Healthy Cattle vaccinated precautionary
Nawanshahr, August 8, 2022:
In compliance to the orders of Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry, Vikas Partap to save the cattle from Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), about 50 percent of Infected animals in SBS Nagar district have recovered after a proper treatment and sensitisation by the local animal husbandry officials' teams.
Divulging details, Dr Chander Paul Singh, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, said that a total of 1457 animals have been diagnosed with LSD in SBS Nagar district so far. To curb further spread of the disease and to sensitise the residents, as many as 19 Veterinary Teams have been pressed into the job, he added.
Elaborating the symptoms of the disease, Dr Paul said that the Infected animal contracts LSD from Capripox virus. The infected animal takes a week to get rid of this after a proper treatment of disease that starts with developing of scrabs in the centre of the nodules.This disease is spread by flies, mosquitoes and ticks, he said while cautioning all the residents having cattle to keep the place of animals neat and clean, these days.
He said that department teams have vaccinated 1599 healthy animals to save them from falling prey to the LSD.
Issuing an advisory to the residents to keep the infected animals away from the healthy animals, he said that the animals infected with LSD must not be transported to any other place with healthy animals. Asking for use of Sodium Hypochlorite to make the dairy farm or animal shed bacteria free, he also advised prohibition of the entry of caretakers of infected animals to the shed of healthy animals.
To save the animals from the LSD, he advised them to get them Vaccinated with the Goat Pox vaccine as early as possible.