Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Conceptual Paper Volume 5 Issue 6

Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle - Treatment and Control Measures

SK Das*

Principal Scientist, Training and Education Centre (TEC), ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: SK Das, Principal Scientist, Training and Education Centre (TEC), ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Received: May 01 2023; Published: May 23, 2023


Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an infectious, fatal disease of cattle. It is caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae characterized by nodules on the skin and other parts of the body which is aggravated due to secondary bacterial infection. Traditionally, lumpy skin disease is found to affect cattle of most of the African countries followed by several countries of the Middle East. Outbreak of lumpy skin disease were reported in Georgia, Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China recent past which has caused international concern. The disease was not recorded in Australia or New Zealand. In India so far it has infected around 20.56 lakh cattle, caused nearly 1.00 lakh death and spread to 24 States and Union Territories namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu, Kashmir and Delhi.


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Citation: SK Das. “Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle - Treatment and Control Measures". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.6 (2023): 52-54.


Copyright: © 2023 SK Das. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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