JK Recorded 33690 Lumpy Skin Cases, So Far

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has registered 33690 cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and most of the animals have recovered.

Dairy cows

In a high-level meeting presided over by Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, it was revealed that 22800 animals infected by the disease have recovered. During the period when the disease was detected, the animal husbandry department administered133450 doses to the cattle across Jammu and Kashmir.

Dulloo, an official spokesman said, especially enquired about the status of the action taken with respect to vaccination, ban on movement of animals, fogging, rapid response teams, public awareness besides, sampling and testing, and disposal of dead animals. He called upon the concerned to implement all the guidelines of the Government of India in letter and spirit to contain the disease.

The top officer impressed upon the officers to focus on vaccination of animals and migratory cattle in Behaks. Besides, he enquired about the availability of medicines while directing both the directors to ensure availability of required medicines in all the affected areas so that the spread can be tackled timely and effectively.

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