Vety dept issues lumpy skin disease alert

DIMAPUR, AUG 27 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/27/2020 12:03:59 PM IST

In view of the reported emergence of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the neighbouring state of Assam, the state directorate of animal husbandry & veterinary services has informed all chief veterinary officers (CVOs) to be on high alert by carrying out strict surveillance/monitoring on the occurrence of the disease in the state through the veterinary institutes in respective districts. 

LSD is an infectious disease in cattle caused by Poxviridae family virus characterised by Fever, multiple Nodules on the Skin and enlarged superficial lymph nodes with mortality ranging from 1-3%. The disease, however, causes huge economic losses in the form of drop in milk production, reduced skin quality and restriction of trade/movement. 

The department has also instructed all district officers to issue a red alert instruction to all check gates within their jurisdiction for control of diseased/suspected animal movement. 

Further, CVOs of Peren, Dimapur, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon have been asked to send the report of disease outbreak, if any.

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