August 18, 2022

 

India's National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases issues advisory on LSD in Madhya Pradesh

 

 

The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, has issued an advisory for lumpy skin disease (LSD) in animals.

 

Farmers have been asked to immediately inform the nearest veterinary hospital in case LSD symptoms appear in their cattle. A control room has also been set up by NIHSAD for the control of LSD.

 

The director of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has directed all the departmental officers of Madhya Pradesh to adopt biosecurity, bio-safety and vector control measures.

 

Directions have also been issued to educate livestock owners about safety and security measures. They have been told to immediately send the samples of suspected animal to laboratory.

 

In case of infections, adequate storage of drugs and ring vaccination with goat pox vaccine within a radius of 5km from the site of infection is to be ensured.


- The Free Press Journal

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