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Lumpy Skin Illness In KP Animals Before Eid Ul Azha

Checkpoints set up by the province’s authority monitored animals entering and exiting the province.

PESHAWAR: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a condition known as lumpy skin disease has claimed the lives of 95 cattle and affected 5,147 others since it was first discovered in April.

Nine million cows and bulls were vaccinated, and they also carried fumigation operations out in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, according to the director-general of the Livestock and Dairy Department, Dr Alamzaib. The government, as per our request, has sought more animal vaccinations.

That’s why he is encouraging those who can afford it to buy it so that impoverished livestock owners may have access to free dosages, he added.

Checkpoints set up by the province’s authority monitored animals entering and exiting the province.

Karachi’s cattle market was shut down in June after they found at least nine vehicles transporting sacrificed animals to have lumpy skin conditions.

The virus has killed 225 animals in Sindh so far.

A mosquito or other parasite transmits a lumpy skin condition. Even while animals and contaminated surfaces have the potential to spread the disease, it has not been shown to spread to any other kinds of animals. Animals infected with the virus may develop big lesions on their bodies because the infection affects their lymph nodes.

Despite the disease’s reputation for a low mortality rate, it has a significant effect on output. As of now, there is no known treatment for the sickness, and culling is the only way to stop its spread. According to the European Food Safety Authority, the most efficient way to prevent the disease from spreading is to vaccinate animals.

Removal of the afflicted regions by the World Organization for Animal Health means that the meat of cattle infected with lumpy skin disease can be consumed.

Aimen Bukhari
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Works at The Truth International Magazine. My area of interest includes international relations, peace & conflict studies, qualitative & quantitative research in social sciences, and world politics. Reach@ aimen.bukhari@tti.org.pk

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