Now the authorities say that 96 percent eligible cattle has been vaccinated against the LSD. There is also immediate need to lower the mortality rate.
The farmers must also listen to the advice of experts and should continue giving recommended treatment to the infected animals for at least 10 days, post recovery, to prevent death caused due to thromboembolism.
According to experts, LSD is transmitted by blood-feeding insects, such as certain species of flies and mosquitoes, or ticks. It causes fever, nodules on the skin in animals and can also lead to death. Last year also the disease was noticed among the cattle at some places.