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‘Lumpy Skin’ is increasing in Lalitpur

ByGlobal Darpan

Aug 3, 2023

Lalitpur : The outbreak of ‘Lumpy Skin’ infection has been seen increasing in Lalitpur. The infection is spreading among animals, mainly cattle and buffaloes, from the areas of Jhinga and Lamkhutta.

According to Dr. Nisha Timilsina, a veterinary expert at the Veterinary Hospital and Animal Service Center in Lalitpur, as of Saun 16, a total of 431 animals have been infected in Lalitpur from the month of Baishakh. Among the infected, 72 buffaloes and 11 cows have died, and the infection seems to be spreading rapidly.

The center has taken preventive measures and informed that no further damage is reported. They have also announced that around 8,303 cattle and buffaloes have been vaccinated against ‘Lumpy Skin’ throughout the district. In the Godavari Municipality alone, 5,000 cattle and buffaloes have been vaccinated, and the number of infected animals has reached 296.

Dr. Nisha said, “In the surrounding areas, the total number of infected animals has reached 12,873, out of which 1,017 have recovered from the infection, while 174 have died.” In Upatyaka, 1,988 cattle and buffaloes have been vaccinated, according to her