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Lumpy skin disease: 2,171 cattle found infected in MP; transport restricted

In 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh, more than 2,100 cattle were found infected with the lumpy skin disease, following which the administration banned the transport of bovine animals to the affected parts of the state.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed the officials to stop the cattle being brought to MP from other states and extra precautions should be taken in the areas around the disease-affected districts.

Read also: How to stop the spread of lumpy disease in animals? Jammu administration issued advisory

The authorities have already banned the transport of cattle in the affected areas and districts. Officials said the major symptoms of this contagious viral disease affecting cattle are fever, nasal and lacrimal discharge, ulcers in the eyes, swollen lymph nodes and drop in milk production. Lumpy skin disease infects only cows and buffaloes. There is no danger to humans from the use of milk from animals that do not have symptoms of lumps.

He said that the disease has been confirmed in Ratlam, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Betul, Indore and Khandwa districts. Officials said that symptoms of this disease have also been reported in animals in Dhar, Burhanpur, Jhabua.

“The disease has affected 2,171 cattle in 10 districts of the state. Of these, the health of 1,717 animals has improved. So far 77,534 animals have been vaccinated.

The outbreak of this disease has been reported in Rajasthan RajasthanGujarat, Punjab, HaryanaMaharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Experts say that since the disease is contagious, it is important to take preventive measures like proper cleaning of cowsheds and isolating healthy animals from infected ones.

Meanwhile, as death of cattle With the lumpy skin disease reaching 57,000, the Indian government has asked states to boost the vaccination process to control the disease. According to the 19th Livestock Census, India, the world’s largest milk producer, had a cattle population of 192.5 million in 2019.

(with inputs from PTI)

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