Vol. 8, Special Issue 4, Part C (2023)
The incidence of lumpy skin disease outbreaks in Karnataka during the year 2022 a study report
Author(s): Viveka Prabhu, B Veeregowda BM, Rathnamma D, Basavarajaiah DN, Manjunatha Reddy GB, Leena G and Ramesha PT
Abstract: Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a host specific, non zoonotic viral disease affecting cattle and buffaloes. The diseases is considered notifiable as it causes severe economic losses to the farming community. Blood feeding vectors like flies and ticks spread the virus mechanically to the susceptible host whereas, spread by direct contact is considered to be less significant. Currently, disease is endemic to Africa and Middle east and rapidly spreading across borders including India. In 2019, disease was first reported from India and considered as a serious threat to the entire bovine population, so also in the state of Karnataka which has about 12 million bovine population accounting for 5 per cent and ranks 9th in the country. Disease is more composite in nature; serious research inputs must be pragmatic to study various factors associated with disease. This report summarises the incidence and mortality occurred in Karnataka perhaps for the first time.
How to cite this article:
Viveka Prabhu, B Veeregowda BM, Rathnamma D, Basavarajaiah DN, Manjunatha Reddy GB, Leena G, Ramesha PT. The incidence of lumpy skin disease outbreaks in Karnataka during the year 2022 a study report. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4S):162-165.