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Lumpy skin disease killing 600-700 cattle a day in Rajasthan; Farmers protested heavily in Jaipur

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21 September 2022, New Delhi: A massive protest was held by the farmers of Rajasthan in the capital Jaipur on Tuesday appealing government to take immediate action on the high number of deaths of cattle in the state.

Rajasthan has been reporting about 600-700 deaths of cattle per day where as other states are reporting less than 100 deaths.

There are about 20 crore cattle in India. As of this week’s update more than 65 thousand cattle have been reported dead. The indigenous vaccine developed by ICAR is effective against the virus and is being administered by the states. As of now about 1.5 crore doses have been administered across India but the death rates still needs to be controlled.

Lumpy skin disease is a viral disease was originally first recorded in Africa. The disease is transferred through blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. The disease is known to reduce the milk production in cattle.

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