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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : (47) Last page : (52)
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A Study of Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattles: Epidemic Disease in Pakistan

Aman Ullah1* , Muhammad Usman Naseem2, Muhammad Saqib3, Mujeeb Ur Rehman4, Ghulam Murtaza Awan5, Muhammad Quddoos6, Muhammad Rizwan7
1Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zikiriya University, Multan
2Clinical Medicine and Surgery, The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur
3Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
4Livestock Management, The University Of Agriculture, Peshawar
5Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
6Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbella University of Agriculture Water and Marine Sciences
7Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Received: 23.03.2023 | Revised: 18.05.2023 | Accepted: 5.06.2023 


Lumpy dermatitis (LSD) is a widespread illness that affects farm animals, including water-based cattle.The illness is caused by LSD, the disease which is part of the Poxiviridae family Capripox genera. Skin wounds are considered the most common site of infection because the virus can survive for a long time in a wound or scab. LSD's initial medical applications were described in 1929 in Zimbabwe. This skin disease has also had an impact on Pakistan; several animal farms in Karachi have infected large numbers of animals, and 190,000 instances were recently documented across the country, with over 7,500 deaths attributed to disease. LSD has a huge impact on Pakistan's economic condition, resulting in livestock loss and reduced milk production. The Ministry of Research and the Security of Food in Pakistan has organised a task force to create a plan for controlling the spread of disease to cows & buffaloes. Awareness initiatives should include both private and government veterinary technicians, the two areas and abattoirs, vet students, cultivators, livestock merchants, livestock transporters, and artificial insemination.

Keywords: Clinical symptoms LSD; LSDV; sores; pathogenesis.

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Cite this article: Ullah, A., Naseem, M. U., Saqib, M., Rehman, M.U., Awan, G. M., Quddoos, M., & Rizwan, M. (2023). A Study of Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattles: Epidemic Disease in Pakistan, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(3), 47-52. doi: