100 cattle die due to Lumpy skin disease in Kupwara

"37 thousand cattle vaccinated, official"

"37 thousand cattle vaccinated, official"

Kupwara, Oct 08 (KNS): Almost 100 cattle died due to Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in North Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The locals told the Kashmir News Service (KNS), that at least 100 cattle died so far while a good number of them got affected due to lumpy skin disease. 

However official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that around 68 deaths occurred due to the disease and more than 900 animals have been affected so far. 
He also said that more than 37 thousand cattle have been vaccinated so far, however 1 lac 32 thousand cattle are yet to get dose of vaccination.

There are multiple teams working on ground to assess the situation and to provide necessary treatment to the affected animals, he added.

Reports reaching here said that between Wayun Gulgam and Kupwara forest area the people are leaving these dead animals there, causing the disease to spread further. 

"Instead of doing this, they should adopt a burial protocol so that the disease will not spread further," the official said. He also urged people to follow the protocol in burying dead cattle. 

Notably, Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a contagious viral disease that affects cattle and causes fever, nodules on the skin and can also lead to death. (KNS)

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