Transportation of Bovine Animals Banned in MP

Story Highlights
  • Lumpy skin disease spreads across 10 districts in MP.
  • CM bans interstate transportation of bovine animals.
  • Ratlam, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Betul, Indore and Khandwa districts detected infected cattle.

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh has reported having detected more than 2100 cattle to be infected with Lumpy skin disease across 10 districts prompting the administration to ban the transport of bovine animals in the affected parts of the State.

At a meeting held on Friday, CM Chauhan reviewed the situation arising out of the spread of the disease and directed the officials that the cattle being brought into Madhya Pradesh from other States should be banned and that extra precautions should be taken in the adjoining areas of the disease-affected districts.

As per officials, major symptoms seen in this infectious viral disease affecting cattle, are fever, nasal and lacrimal discharge, ulcers in the eye, swollen lymph nodes and a drop in milk production. The disease has been confirmed in Ratlam, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Betul, Indore and Khandwa districts, they said.

“As many as 2,171 cattle have been affected by this disease across 10 districts of the state. Of these, the health of 1,717 animals has improved. So far 77, 534 animals have been vaccinated,” an official said.

A similar outbreak had been reported across Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu-Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

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