Lumpy skin disease: These three states of India got 28 lakh doses of Goat pox vaccine, situation critical in Rajasthan
While the risk of monkeypox is increasing, there is an increasing risk of lumpy skin disease in animals. This disease is increasing rapidly in animals in many states of the country and to deal with it, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has given 28 lakh doses of Goat pox vaccine to Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab. NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) Chairman Meena Shah said during a media interaction that we are getting cases in Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan. We have a subsidiary of Indian Immunologicals Limited, which manufactures vaccines. Meena Shah also informed that they have supplied 28 lakh doses of Gote Pox Vaccine, which includes 10 lakh doses given to Gujarat 15 days ago.
what will be the cost of the vaccine
The gotpox vaccine supplied by the National Dairy Development Board in Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan will cost Rs 3 per dose. Meena Shah said that the best way to prevent the spread of lumpy disease is to give vaccine to animals. This disease can be controlled within a short period of time.
Bad situation in Rajasthan
The cases of Lumpy Skin Disease are increasing rapidly in Rajasthan and the situation is getting worse continuously. According to reports, about 4000 animals have died due to this disease in Rajasthan alone, mostly cows. At the same time, about 90000 animals of the state are still infected with this disease. The disease has spread to 16 districts of Rajasthan, in which Barmer, Jodhpur and Jalore are the most affected.
This disease is spreading rapidly
Lumpy skin disease is spread in animals by blood-sucking insects. Some types of flies and eating contaminated water and feed can also cause this disease in animals. In this, the animals get fever rapidly and along with it symptoms like runny nose, drooling and watery eyes etc. After this, lumps or blisters start forming on the body of animals and milk of milch animals decreases.