Lumpy skin disease is spreading rapidly in the country. It is spreading rapidly in Maharashtra also. Farmers in the state are already troubled by the havoc of nature, in such a situation, now the increasing cases of Lumpy virus on cattle has increased the concern of the farmers. Farmers say that there is also a possibility of a decrease in the production of crops in the Kharif season this year. In such a situation, the business of animal husbandry is also facing problems. Not only in the state, cases of infection in animals due to Lumpy Skin Disease are increasing in the whole country.
More than 57 thousand from this disease in the country cattle There have been deaths. Most of the infected cattle have been found in Rajasthan. In Maharashtra, 25 cattle have died. Since the disease is contagious, the Animal Husbandry Department has ordered the closure of weekly animal markets in several districts of the state to prevent its spread. Earlier, the weekly animal market was closed due to Corona. Now this decision has been taken to stop the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease.
Threat in 17 districts of Maharashtra
In Maharashtra, the highest danger has arisen in Jalgaon. After which Animal Husbandry Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil has visited this district. After that he met the farmers. He assured the farmers to get their animals vaccinated. He said that there is no other option but to save the cattle. In the same Satara district, 1 thousand 435 animals are suffering from this disease. 25 cattle have died in the state. In many other districts including Nashik, Solapur, the risk of lumpy skin disease is increasing rapidly in cattle. Therefore, the sale and transport of cattle in the weekly market has been banned. This worries the farmers.
Most cattle died in Rajasthan
The farmers of Rajasthan have been most affected by the lumpi virus. 57 thousand cattle have lost their lives in the state due to this disease. Apart from this, cattle infections are being found in other states of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Punjab. Therefore, the Agriculture Department has given different guidelines for these states. The administration has advised vaccination. But the risk of infection is increasing, it is being said that milk production has not been affected.
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