November 4, 2022


LSD cases falling in Maharashtra, India



An overall declining trend is seen in the number of lumpy skin disease (LSD) cases in Maharashtra, India, state Animal Husbandry Commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh told The Indian Express.


Until November 2, the spread of LSD has been noticed in 3,262 villages in 33 districts. Out of 1,84,616 infected livestock, 1,22,449 livestock have recovered after treatment and the rest are provided, officials in the animal husbandry department said.


Singh, who has been visiting Phulambri and Sillod talukas of Aurangabad, Bhokardan and Jafrabad talukas of Jalna and affected areas in Buldhana district, said that there were serious developments in some parts but overall there was a declining trend.


Maharashtra has completed vaccinating 97.62% cattle and compensations have been paid to 3,480 people whose cattle died in LSD outbreaks, officials said.


Singh has appealed to farmers and Gram Panchayats to follow insect vector control, disinfection and isolation guidelines published by the Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University on October 7.


- The Indian Express

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