Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)
Lumpy skin disease: An economically devastating emerging viral disease
Bhoopendra Singh Mahor, Amita Tiwari, Shivangi Udainiya, DK Gupta, Brejesh Singh and Ranbir Jatav
The clinical severity of Lumpy Skin disease depends on the susceptibility and immunological status. It causes significant economic problems in terms of reduced milk production, beef loss and draft animals, abortion, infertility, loss of condition and damage to the hide. The diagnosis of LSD is based on typical clinical signs combined with laboratory confirmation of the presence of the virus or antigen. Advanced diagnostic tools for LSD diagnosis can be conventional or real-time PCR methods. The treatment of LSD is only symptomatic and targeted at preventing secondary bacterial complications using antimicrobial therapy. Vaccination is the only effective method to control the disease in endemic areas as movement restrictions and removal of affected animals alone are usually not effective.
How to cite this article:
Bhoopendra Singh Mahor, Amita Tiwari, Shivangi Udainiya, DK Gupta, Brejesh Singh and Ranbir Jatav. Lumpy skin disease: An economically devastating emerging viral disease. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 76-79.