17.35 lakh cattle vaccinated against LSD in Haryana

The Haryana government has vaccinated 17.35 lakh of cattle against Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD).

Thanks to effective vaccination, the number of animals with LSD in the state has also decreased, an official spokesperson said Wednesday.

Now, animals less than four months old or those affected by this virus have been excluded from the vaccination campaign because in both cases these cows cannot be vaccinated, he said.

The spokesperson said Haryana had a stockpile of 20 lakh doses of the vaccine and the vaccination campaign was swiftly carried out. The Animal Husbandry Department has also arranged for medications for the safety of animals with the disease.

“As certain species of blood-sucking vectors like mosquitoes, ticks, houseflies, etc., are major factors causing the LSD epidemic, proper nebulization is ensured in all gaushalas of the state in order to protect animals from attack from these vectors,” the spokesperson said.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had also given an additional amount of Rs 7 lakh to each district for the purchase of the vaccine. He also ordered all officers and employees of the Animal Husbandry Department to ensure the administration of the vaccine at the earliest.

All doctors working in 1042 veterinary hospitals in the state have completed the vaccination campaign. Vaccination of all animals over four months old is underway, the spokesperson added.

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