LUMPY SKIN DISEASE OF CATTLE

  • Centre pushes vaccination as lumpy skin ravages cattle
  • More than 10,000 cattle have been infected with the Lumpy Skin disease in this wave of the epidemic.
  • Uttarakhand has reported the bulk of the cases in this wave. While the Kutch region of Gujarat emerged as the epicenter of the Lumpy Skin disease outbreak last year.
  • Government launched a massive vaccination drive to control the epidemic in cattle.
  • About nine crore cattle have been vaccinated so far, and the recovery rate is above 94%.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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