Intensify mass vaccination of cattle to control Lumpy Skin Disease in district Ramban: Sajjad Shaheen

Demands setting up of task force to control LSD in the district

Demands setting up of task force to control LSD in the district

Banihal Oct 8 (KNS): National Conference leader and district president Ramban, Mir Sajjad Shaheen has expressed grave concern over the  rapid spread of Lumpy skin disease in district Ramban particularly in Banihal and Gool areas and has demanded mass vaccination of cattle to contain the rapid spread of the highly contagious Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the district. 

He said that the farmers are  worried about the spread of this disease, which has resulted in death of dozens of cattle besides fall in milk production and can lead to large scale mortality in the affected animals. 

He said that there is no let up in the viral animal disease in entire Banihal and it's adjoining areas including Gool as the desease has wrecked havoc in many areas of Banihal resulting into death of N number of Animals in Khari, Trigam, Mahu-Mangit, Sarachi, Nowgam, Amkote,Thachi, Dardahi, Sarbagni, Chaka, Neel , Sumar, Pogal-Paristan, Tanka, Chamalwas ,Chaknarwah and other areas. 

He has appealed to the LG lead Administration to consider vaccinating all the cattle to contain the spread of LSD," adding that, "Taking lessons from Covid-19, we would like the government to carry out mass vaccination of all the cattle. 

Shaheen further said, “Looking at the contagious nature of the disease, if the mitigation measures are not effective enough, farmers may incur heavy losses and the milk production can also suffer.” Shaheen has called for setting up of a task force to control LSD in the district. 

He has also appealed to the Government to extend compensation to the farmers whose cattle have died due to Lumpy Skin Disease.(KNS)

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