Beed, September 27 : Animal husbandry farmers have been shocked by Lumpy Skin infectious disease among animals in Beed district. Lumpy skin disease has invaded 110 villages in the district. 262 animals in these 110 villages have been infected with lumpy. Shockingly, information has come to light that Lumpi has killed three animals so far. It has been reported that the samples of the dead animals have been sent to the laboratory.
In the Rajewadi area of Ambajogai taluk of Beed, one Gavran cow and one Gonha have died. A hybrid Kalvadi has died in Ashti taluka. According to the information received, the Livestock Development Officers have treated the animals in Rajewadi after finding lumpy symptoms. Meanwhile, the next day, after the cow and goat died, the farmer buried them and then informed the animal husbandry department. On the other hand, hybrid Kalvadi in Ashti taluka was vaccinated. But Kalavad has died due to the increase in Lumpy infestation.
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Meanwhile, if the animals show symptoms, they should be separated from other healthy animals and kept elsewhere. Also inform Animal Husbandry Department. Sick and healthy animals should not be allowed to graze together. Mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches should be eradicated from the cowshed. Pesticides should be used from time to time, the cowshed should be kept dry, clean and sterile. Mandatory sites, waste water sites, dung, excreta should be managed. Such an appeal has been made by the animal husbandry department.
What is lumpy skin disease?
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), lumpy skin disease is a viral disease that affects animals. This disease is spread by insects like flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. LSD is caused by the lumpy skin disease virus. World Organization for Animal Health or WOAH has informed that this is a capripoxvirus of Poxviridae family.
What are the symptoms of this disease?
Symptoms of lumpy skin disease in animals include fever, skin nodules, discharge from the eyes and nose, reduced milk production and difficulty in feeding. Especially for animals that have not been infected with the virus before, this viral infection can be fatal. This disease causes abortion in pregnant cows and buffaloes.
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Is this disease dangerous to humans?
According to “WoAH”, this disease is not a threat to humans. Because this disease is not zoonotic. This means it does not spread from animals to humans and humans cannot be infected with the virus.
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