The rapid spread of the lumpy virus among the cattle has become a major concern in Gujarat, especially after the death of 4 cows in the Anand district. Borsad taluka witnessed the death of two cows, Ananad taluka reported one death and Petlad taluka reported one death because of the lumpy virus.
The state government has upped its vaccination efforts for the cattle. Lumpy virus vaccine is being supplied to different cities, so that enough doses are available. According to government data, so far, more than 10 lakh healthy animals in 20 different districts have been vaccinated. More than 6 lakh vaccine doses are also available at the district level for this purpose.
In the Anand district, Of the total of 241 cases, 157 animals have been successfully cured of the lumpy disease infection. Nevertheless, the authorities are taking the situation seriously and generating awareness regarding the disease and its treatment.
Recently, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited the Kutch district to review the situation of lumpy skin disease. He visited the isolation centre in Bhuj, where infected cattle are being treated. A total of 26 isolation centres have been set up in 10 different talukas in the district. According to official data, more than 37840 cattle have been affected by lumpy skin disease in the entire district. Cattle in 585 villages out of 964 villages in the district are affected by this disease.
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