SKUAST-Jammu scientists assess incidence of lumpy skin disease

Team examined 250 animals for their health status and found 80 animals affected with Lumpy skin disease (LSD). [Representational Image]
Team examined 250 animals for their health status and found 80 animals affected with Lumpy skin disease (LSD). [Representational Image] Special arrangement

Srinagar: A team of expert scientists constituted from Faculty of Veterinary Sciences R.S.Pura under the guidance of Prof. J.P.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu visited Gau Lok Dham Gaushalla- Dhatheryal, Marh for animal health checkup and adivisory. The expert team comprised Dr. R.K.Bhardwaj, Associate Professor, Medicine and Dr. A.K.Pandey, Associate Professor, Veterinary Gynecology & Obstetrics under the leadership of Dr. M.S.Bhadwal, Dean, F.V.Sc and A.H-R.S.Pura.

Team examined 250 animals for their health status and found 80 animals affected with Lumpy skin disease (LSD).

Affected animals had characteristic nodular lesions on the skin, lameness with deep and magoted wounds at ruptured lesions in some of animals. Workers of Goushalla were advised to separate the affected animals and treatment was prescribed according to severity of LSD in animals.

Preventive measures like control of flies, mosquitoes by using insect repellants and growing insect repellant plants around the sheds of Goushalla were also recommended.

It is pertinent to mention that team of scientists from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & A.H, SKUAST-Jammu are regularly visiting different Gaushallas to provide regular health service and give advice from time to time as per the needs of Gaushallas.

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