DADU, Mar 14 (Alliance News): Secretary Sindh Livestock Tamizuddin Khero has said that in one day in different areas of the province, 766 more animals have been diagnosed with lymph skin disease.
He said that the total number of infected animals in the province has reached 24,948 out of which 8,491 animals have recovered and 16,295 are undergoing treatment while 162 animals have died.
The cases of limp skin disease in animals in the province have been reported from Karachi, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad and Nowshero Feroze. , Ghotki, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Qambar, Shahdad Kot, Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro, Bhola Khan Police Station, Kachu and Johi, said a news release.
He said that the disease was found only in cows. “Milk and meat are safe for human consumption, so there is no risk to humans,” he said.
He added that there were complaints of weight loss and lack of milk in the affected cows.
The livestock secretary said that because the disease was new and there was no cure or vaccine available, veterinarians prescribed various antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and vitamin injections to the animals.
Tamizuddin Khero advised cattle owners to keep infected animals away from healthy animals, keep fences clean, keep animals safe from mosquitoes and insects, use mosquito nets and keep animals, fences and surroundings frequent. Also spray with insect repellent.
He said the disease first appeared in Africa, but later spread to the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. In recent years, the disease has spread to Iran, India and other countries in the region.
He said the disease was spread by blood-sucking insects, such as certain species of flies, mosquitoes and ticks. Symptoms include fever and blisters on the skin, which can be fatal. However, the death rate from this disease is less than 5%.