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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:10, October, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(10): 196-206

Clinical Management of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Cattle
Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, ICD Centre Gadoora Ganderbal. Department of Animal Husbandry Kashmir, J & K, India
*Corresponding author

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a potentially infectious emerging viral disease of cattle and buffalos in India, caused by the Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) which belongs to the family Poxviridae. The main source of transmission of the disease is arthropods vector-borne (mosquitoes, biting flies, culicoides midges and blood sucking hard ticks) which act as mechanical vectors. Major clinical signs include characteristic skin nodules all over the body, pyrexia, lacrimal discharge, nasal discharge, anorexia, profuse salivation, mastitis, decreased milk yield, emaciation, depression and reluctance in movement. Since the first recent report of lumpy skin disease in Kutch, Gujarat India in April, it is spreading rapidly across the country including J&K causing a possible threat to the cattle and buffalo population in terms of milk production, fertility, abortions, import restrictions and in some cases death in the livestock animals. The disease usually shows seasonal pattern due to the vector borne mode of transmission. The morbidity rate is high but with low mortality rate however death rates are higher in calves.

Keywords: Lumpy skin disease, J&K, mosquitoes, pyrexia, morbidity, mortality

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Ab Ahad Wani. 2022. Clinical Management of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Cattle.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(10): 196-206. doi:
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