Lumpy skin-infected 125,000 cattle treated

As many as 125,091 cattle infected with contagious Lumpy skin disease were provided with treatment in 10 districts of Karnali province.

According to the Karnali province government’s Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative Ministry, 9,901 cattle were provided inoculation service against Lumpy skin.

Lumpy skin disease has been widely spreading among the cattle in the province of late. Province Minister for Agriculture Bhim Prakash Sharma issued directive to the employees for bringing measures to check the disease.

Issuing a press release, acting secretary of the ministry, Raju Bhuj said vaccination drive was gaining pace.

Vaccination drive was given priority after lumpy skin disease was first confirmed among the cattle in the province on last April 17, shared Information Officer at the Ministry, Rambhakta Adhikari.

Salyan district in the Karnali province saw the highest cases of Lumpy skin among 34,328 cattle. As many as 429 cattle have been infected with the disease in Mugu.



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