Lumpy Skin Disease: Lumpy skin disease is increasing in Kolhapur district. 7 animals died of lumpy disease in the district on Saturday. On the other hand, the number of infected animals is at 65. Solace is that 22 animals have recovered and 36 animals were kept in isolation. The dead animals include 5 cows and 2 bulls.
Meanwhile, Motkhe-Patil of Jambli (Shirol) has claimed that 40 cows in the cowshed have developed lumpy skin disease and 4 of them have died. As many as 30 cows were infected with lumpy in a cowshed with more than 400 cows on Jambli-Nandani road. These cows are being treated by private veterinarians for some days. However, the series of deaths of cows has been going on for the past week, and so far a total of four cows have died of lumpy disease. Two of these cows were pregnant. At present 9 infected cows have recovered. The remaining 19 cows are currently undergoing treatment. The condition of other cows under treatment is alarming.
In this regard, the District Deputy Commissioner of Animal Husbandry Dr. Y. A. Pathan said the taluk veterinary officers had asked the concerned cattle owners for information, but they did not provide it. Information about this will be taken.
The authorities concerned have been instructed to report the dead animals immediately. District Deputy Commissioner of Animal Husbandry Dr. Y. A. Pathan has said. Meanwhile, Animal Husbandry Minister and Secretary reviewed the affected animals in the district through VC. At this time, it was also suggested that officials should go to the cowsheds of the farmers, medicines and vaccines are available on behalf of the government and implement them immediately.
Although the Zilla Parishad animal husbandry department is taking other measures including vaccination, the increasing number of infected and dead every day is raising the concern of the administration. Lumpy disease in the district has now engulfed Shirol taluka along with Hatkanangle taluka. Jambli village in the taluka has become a hotspot and the number of infected animals is increasing.