Lumpy skin disease cases cross 740 in Mohali, 130 in Panchkula


A senior Mohali animal husbandry official said the trend suggested the disease was mainly infecting cows, while the buffalo population only saw a marginal LSD infection rate

Four fresh cases of lumpy skin disease (LSD) were reported from cattle in Mohali on Wednesday, while Panckula witnessed 54 new infections in the last 48 hours.

The fresh cases have pushed Mohali’s total count to 741 and Panchkula’s tally to 133. The latter district has also recorded two disease-related deaths.

In the past two days, as many as 32 cases have been reported from a cattle farm at Lalru, four suspected cases each from Lalru Mandi Gaushala and the MC-operated cattle shed as well as six others from the gaushala in Balongi.

A senior Mohali animal husbandry official said the trend suggested the disease was mainly infecting cows, while the buffalo population only saw a marginal LSD infection rate.

Lumpy skin disease cases cross 740 in Mohali, 130 in Panchkula
Lumpy skin disease cases cross 740 in Mohali, 130 in Panchkula

Department joint director and the state nodal officer to contain the outbreak, Ram Pal Mittal, meanwhile, said the district had done a much better job to contain the infection, saying all reported cases are under observation. No deaths have been reported from the district so far.

Panchkula’s department of animal husbandry also sent 17 samples of the infected animals to a laboratory based in Bhopal for confirmation, while also having requested the vaccine.

Department director Anil Banwala said, “We have written to the state government for the supply of nearly 2 lakh vaccination doses at the earliest,” he said.


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