Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicLumpy skin disease

Topic: Lumpy skin disease

‘Low immunity, hard to isolate’: How ageing stray cattle contributed to lumpy skin disease outbreak

Free movement of unproductive cattle prone to infections has proven to be a severe challenge in restricting the viral disease and contributed most to mortality load, say experts.

Faster mutations, heavy rains, crowded gaushalas — how lumpy skin disease spread like wildfire

There have been outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in India before, but none as widespread or as deadly as this year's. Experts say it’s the result of a perfect storm.

BJP holds massive protest in Rajasthan as lumpy skin disease kills thousands of cattle

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said: 'Our priority is how to save the lives of cows, but the central government will supply vaccines and medicines.'

In Udaipur, a Covid-style control room helps battle lumpy skin disease, one village at a time

Control room set up in govt-run veterinary hospital fields calls from gram panchayats about suspected cases and requests for treatment, while rapid response team works on ground.

Early detection, vaccine & hygiene — why India’s milk capital saw fewer lumpy skin cases

Anand, home to Amul, India’s largest dairy cooperative, reported 1,507 cases since April 1 cases. Amul officials say farmers there have been taught how to take care of their cattle.  

‘Only 0.25% drop in daily milk collection’ — Amul MD dispels fears about lumpy skin disease

R.S. Sodhi says while infection may lessen milk production by cattle, impact lasts only a few days. Initial impact of outbreak offset by monsoon, he tells ThePrint in an interview.

How ICAR grew 50 generations of virus over 1.5 years to develop lumpy skin disease vaccine

Lumpi-ProVac, a vaccine developed by 2 Indian Council of Agricultural Research institutes, was found effective in preventing lumpy skin disease in cattle & is ready for commercial launch.

ICAR develops indigenous vaccine against lumpy skin disease, a viral outbreak affecting cattle

Central govt plans to commercialise vaccine — developed by 2 Indian Council of Agricultural Research institutes — to control disease that has spread to states like Gujarat, Rajasthan & Punjab.

‘They’re family’ — confusion, heartbreak in Kutch villages as cows keep dying of lumpy skin disease

In Gujarat's cities & towns, most cattle succumbing to viral disease unceremoniously dumped in burial pits. In rural areas, however, the loss of each animal is deeply personal.

What’s lumpy skin disease — the viral outbreak killing cattle in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab

ThePrint draws upon its observations in Kutch — one of the worst-affected districts in Gujarat according to officials — research & interviews with vets & experts, to profile the disease. 

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.