NELLI (Pajhwok): Some Livestock owners in central Daikundi province have expressed concern regarding the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) that already resulted in the loss of some animals and urged government immediate support in this regard.
Jan Mohammad, a cattle owner told Pajhwok Afghan News: “First some bumps appear on the skin of cow, which then made the cow immovable and could not eat.”
He said, until now 10 cows died from the lumpy skin disease in their area.
Arif, another resident of Daikundi said, people are financially dependent on livestock business in the province adding that suffered a lot from the lumpy skin disease.
He asked the governmental authorities to take urgent measures for the prevention and avoiding further spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, Akbar Ahmadi, director of a local animal clinic said, lumpy skin is an infectious disease, if not controlled, it can kill many cows.
It spread some months ago but during the winter season its pace declined and now once again it resurge with some new cases being recorded.
Since the breakout of the LSD, 100 livestock died from, he added.
The only way to fight lumpy skin disease was to vaccinate the animals, he asked all the livestock owners to vaccinate their animals.
But the provincial officials of the Agriculture and Livestock Department admitted the breakout of LSD in some districts of Daikundi which made the people concerned.
Aziz Sharifi, the head of provincial Animals Health Department told Pajhwok that some cows died from lumpy skin disease last year.
But some cases of this disease once again appeared in the cows of Miramoor, Neili, Shahristan and Ushturlai districts.
He said Agriculture Department with the support of aid providing organization will launch the vaccination campaign after the month of Ramadan.
We are in contact with the officials of some animals’ clinics to launch joint efforts to fight this disease, he added.
Daikundi province is considered an agricultural province where majority of the people are busy in agriculture.