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Lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreaks in cattle in Karnataka's Ballari district

 Ballari, Sept 02 (HS) More than 310 cows infected by Lumpy skin disease (LSD) in Siruguppa taluk of Ballari district, in Karnataka, experts were rushed to the villages to educate farmers about its treatment.


The virus was found at Akkatangirahal, Raravi, Hatcholli, and other villages of the Siruguppa taluk, which are located in Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh border, showing swift in spreading in the cows and its Calfs.


Deputy Director of Animal husbandry at Ballari, Dr. B.L. Parameswara visited the villages, watched the infected cows - calfs addressed the farmers and the villagers about its treatment, symptoms, isolating of the infected animals, maintaining the hygienic, etc on Wednesday.


Dr. B.L. Parameswara Naik said, "Lumpi Skin never spreads to humans, there is no threat of infection. Farmers can give treatment to the animals as per the doctor's advice."



 Dr. B. Rajshaker, Regional Research officer at Ballari said Lumpy Skin disease (LSD) is caused by infection of cattle or water buffalo with the poxvirus lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV). The virus is one of three closely related species within the genus capripoxvirus, the other two species being Sheeppox virus and the Goatpox virus.


A lumpy skin virus may be accompanied by other symptoms, depending on the underlying disease, disorder, or condition. Certain conditions that cause lumps may also involve other body systems.


A lump may be accompanied by other localized symptoms.


Eeranna, 62 years, Hatcholli villager said, `Animal husbandry doctors advised us about the identification of virus infection, treatment, isolation, recovery, etc. we are started treatment'.

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