Lumpy skin disease spreads to northern states of India

Over 62,000 cases have been reported so far
calendar icon 17 August 2022
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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) issued a report with an update on outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in cattle in India. According to the report, the outbreak of LSD is spreading to the northern states of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. Indian media sources report that cattle deaths from LSD number already around 2,111 head in Rajasthan and 1,679 in Gujarat, and now 672 in Punjab, 38 in Himachal Pradesh, and 22 in the Yamunanagar district of Haryana.

Since the beginning of August, over 25,000 cases are being reported in Rajasthan alone and more than 37,000 cases in Gujarat. The outbreak is rapidly becoming a cause of concern for dairy farmers, who fear incurring huge financial losses as productive cattle die off. India has not notified the World Animal Health Organization (WOAH) of the latest 2022 LSD outbreak.

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