Successful therapeutic management of lumpy skin disease
Dr. Smriti S, Dr. Upasana V, Dr. Chitralekha D, Dr. Seema, Dr. Surendra KK and Dr. Ritu G
Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) is an infectious disease caused by Lumpy Skin Disease Virus (LSDV) belonging to the family Poxviridae and genus capripox virus. This virus is antigenically closely related to sheep and goat pox virus. This mainly affects livestock population i.e., cattle and water buffalos. The incubation period is between 2 weeks to 4 weeks. Mode of virus transmission mainly includes direct contact of susceptible host with diseases animal and arthropods like mosquitoes, flies and ticks. Major symptoms include enlargement of lymph node, high fever, lacrimation, nodular lesion on skin and decrease in the milk production. In Dhamtari district, Chhattisgarh six cattle were found to be suffering from LSD. The diagnosis of the disease was the combination of clinical lesion and laboratory diagnosis through RT-PCR. Cattle showing prominent clinical sign were immediately segregated from the healthy heard. All the animal were therapeutically managed with antibiotic, analgesic, ivermectin and B Complex for a week. All the animals recovered after 2 weeks of the treatment. The aim of this paper was to show that LSD could be successfully managed by timely treatment and isolation of diseased animals from healthy ones to prevent the spread of disease. Vaccination is the most effective way to control the disease.
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Dr. Smriti S, Dr. Upasana V, Dr. Chitralekha D, Dr. Seema, Dr. Surendra KK and Dr. Ritu G. Successful therapeutic management of lumpy skin disease. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 467-469.