Caused the death of thousands of cows in many states of the country lumpy skin disease Now it is spreading its feet in Jharkhand too. In many districts of Jharkhand, cattle are getting infected with lumpy skin. Due to this, the concern of Animal Husbandry Department officials has increased. However, so far no death has been confirmed in the state due to this disease. But the cases of infection are increasing rapidly. In lumpy skin disease, the skin of cattle becomes lumpy.
Earlier in Jharkhand, more than a thousand pigs had died due to African Swine Flu recently. After the pigs, now the problems of the officials of the Animal Husbandry Department have increased due to the ill health of the cattle. However, due to the viral infection, no bovine animals have died from the districts so far, the official said on Sunday, according to PTI.
Cases of infection have been found in Ranchi and Deoghar
Lumpy skin disease is a contagious viral disease that is transmitted between cattle by direct contact with mosquitoes, flies, lice and wasps, and through contaminated food and water. This disease causes fever and lumps on the skin and can be fatal. Director of Animal Health and Production Institute, Vipin Bihari Mahta told that we have got some cases of lumpy skin disease from Ranchi and Deoghar districts.
Advisory issued for 24 districts
He said that to prevent the spread of this disease, the Animal Husbandry Department has issued an advisory to all the 24 districts asking them to send samples if any case of lumpy skin disease is reported in their respective areas. The disease was reported in Jharkhand last year as well. But, there were very few cases. Cases are increasing this year. He said that dairy farmers have been asked to keep the cattle showing symptoms of the disease in isolation.
57,000 cattle have died in the country
Vipin Bihari Mahta said that skin lumps of about two to five centimeters are formed in the body of infected cattle, apart from this, the cattle have high fever and there is a decrease in milk production. Along with this, water comes from the eyes of the infected animal and he stops drinking food. The Center had recently said that around 57,000 cattle have died so far due to the disease spreading across Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
African swine fever under control
Mahta said that the best thing is that now we have a vaccine to control the disease. Speaking on African Swine Fever (ASF), he said that the situation is under control and the death rate has also come down in the state. . Before the African Swine Fever disease, there were about 1,100 pigs in the Government Pig Breeding Farm in Kanke, Ranchi, but now only 300 pigs are left here.
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