Lumpy virus in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are also behind, where the lumpi virus was continuously killing cows and their calves. There was no cure for it. No vaccine. No preparation whatsoever. Cows are dying in large numbers every day. The cure was only that a big, long pit is dug and the dead cows are buried in it and fed. Its foul smell is spreading for many kilometers.
Rajasthan alone has earned Rs 1205 crore by imposing cow cess on liquor in the last three years. where did you go? nobody knows. Nobody asks. The government has refused to tell anything!
Same is the case with Punjab and Uttar Pradesh also. Madhya Pradesh government has not imposed cow cess, talk of imposing it is going on. Actually, Lumpy is a more dangerous virus than Corona. Cows shrink. There are blisters on his body. They stop eating and drinking and die within a couple of days. They meet dead on the road. They are found dead on their way from home to the field. Tractor-trolleys are loaded and buried in one of the pits. As if this is their first and last treatment .
What is Lumpy virus ?
Lumpy virus is an infectious viral disease of cattle, which often occurs in epizootic form. The disease is characterized by the eruption of nodules in the skin, which may cover the whole of the animal’s body.
What is Lumpy skin Disease (LSD) ?
According to a report by GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) disease is caused by a virus called the Capripoxvirus and is “an emerging threat to livestock worldwide”. It is genetically related to the goatpox and sheeppox virus family
Side Effects of Lumpy virus ?
Systemic effects include pyrexia, anorexia, dysgalactia and pneumonia; lesions are often found in the mouth and upper respiratory tract.
This lumpy is scaring the villages more than Corona. Know why the innocent is behind the cows. If you now see a mound in Rajasthan, which is famous because of the dunes, then there is no need to be tempted. Maybe it’s a cemetery for hundreds of cows!
Mode of transmission of Lumpy virus ?
Many cattle suffer severe emaciation and loss of production for several months. The skin lesions cause permanent damage to the hides. The mode of transmission of the disease has not been clearly established. Contact infections do not readily occur and the evidence from the epizootiology strongly suggests that insect vectors are involved.
The disease has been confined to sub-Saharan Africa, until it recently appeared in epizootic form in Egypt and in Israel. Transmission occurs in a wide variety of biotypes, from semi-desert to temperate grasslands and irrigated land. It has the potential to extend its range further.
Effects of Lumpy virus ?
In Gujarat alone, over 1,600 cattle have died due to Lumpy virus and 58,000 animals have been infected by the virus. The government has so far vaccinated 12.75 lakh cattle.
Talking about the reduction in milk procurement in Gujarat due to Lumpy virus, RS Sodhi, managing director of GCMMF, said, “The reduction is just 0.25 per cent of our daily procurement. We are seeing a dip of 50,000 litres per day of milk procurement from Kutch.”
126 cattle have died and 25 districts have been after being infected by the Lumpy virus in Maharashtra, informed the state’s animal husbandry department on Saturday.
“A total of 126 infected animals have died including 47 in Jalgaon district, 21 in Ahmednagar District, 2 in Dhule, 18 in Akola, 14 in Pune, two in Latur, six in Satara, five in Buldhana, seven in Amravati, one in Sangli, one in Washim, one in Jalna and one in Nagpur District,” the release stated.
According to the animal husbandry department, a fund of Rs 1 crore per district has been made available through DPC for the purchase of medicines needed in the treatment of the disease. An honorarium of Rs 3 per vaccination has also been admissible to the vaccinators and interns of the Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences Universty.
Lumpy virus effect UP
The Lumpy virus is rapidly spreading across several districts in Uttar Pradesh. So far, 236 cattle have succumbed to the virus while there are more than 25,000 cases across 2,600 villages in 25 districts.
As many as 15 lakh cattle are currently in the infection zone. The catastrophic effect of the virus is not only visible in animals but it has also affected the production of milk and other businesses related to it.
Of the affected districts, the highest number of cases have been reported in Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur. At the same time, the virus is spreading rapidly in Mathura, Bulandshahr, Baghpat, Hapur, Meerut, Shamli and Bijnor.
To cure Lumpy virus UP government step
To control the menace of the Lumpy virus, the Uttar Pradesh government made a 300 km long immune belt from Pilibhit to Etawah.
This immune belt passes through Bisalpur, Barkheda, Lalorikheda, Marori and Amaria development blocks of Pilibhit district via Khudaganj, Nigohi, Sidhauli, Bhawal Kheda, Kant, Jalalabad and Mirzapur development blocks of Shahjahanpur district, Kaimganj, Shamsabad and Rajepur development blocks of Farrukhabad district. via Kurawali of Mainpuri district, Sultanganj and Ghirour development blocks and Badhpura, Jaswantnagar, Saifai, Basrehar and Takha development blocks of Etawah.
The process of making immune belts through vaccination was started by the Animal Husbandry Department, in which 100 per cent vaccination of the animals will be done.So far, belt vaccination of 2 lakh cattle and 12.56 lakh infection-related vaccinations have been done.