Vol. 9, Special Issue 8 (2020)
Lumpy skin disease in a cow: a case study
Xavier M, Sreejith S, Aruna TS and Annie MJ
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a poxvirus origin disease which causes generalized lumps along the integument system. It is an economically important disease with high morbidity and low mortality which causes decrease milk production, permanent damage to skin, decreased weight gain and infertility. The present case was reported from Nooranad, a place of Alappuzha district, Kerala, in 28 June 2020 with clinical signs of Anorexia, decreased milk production, wide spread lumps along the skin, enlarged pre scapular lymph node, conjunctivitis, excessive salivation, 103.4ºF body temperature and emaciation. Haemogram results shows slight leukopenia, slight polycythemia and thrombopenia. Slight hypo-globulinemia was observed in serum biochemical analysis. Case was responded well to Enrofloxacin, Cholrphineramine maleate and Meloxicam. Proper biosecurity practices and vaccination protocols are necessary to control this disease.
How to cite this article:
Xavier M, Sreejith S, Aruna TS and Annie MJ. Lumpy skin disease in a cow: a case study. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(8S): 61-63.