Dimapur, Nagaland – The animal husbandry and veterinary services directorate of Nagaland has recently reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in animals. The announcement was made on Tuesday, highlighting the emergence of this viral disease among the region’s livestock.
Lumpy Skin Disease primarily affects cattle, although it can also infect other domesticated and wild ruminants. Caused by the Lumpy Skin Disease virus (LSDV), the disease is characterized by the formation of nodules or lumps on the skin, accompanied by symptoms such as fever, reduced appetite, and decreased milk production.
The emergence of LSD in Nagaland raises concerns among local authorities and livestock owners. Efforts are being made to gather more information about the outbreak, its extent, and the potential impact on the animal population. Veterinary experts are working diligently to control the spread of the disease and prevent further infections.
Livestock owners and the general public are advised to remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of Lumpy Skin Disease to the appropriate authorities promptly. Local veterinary services will provide guidance on preventive measures and necessary steps to mitigate the outbreak’s effects.
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