Gorkha, June 26
Three hundred cattle have been vaccinated against lumpy skin disease (LSD) in Gorkha municipality.
The cattle of Gorkha municipality-13 and 14 were vaccinated against lumpy skin disease with technical support from the Gorkha municipality Livestock Service Section and veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Expert Centre, Gorkha, said Information Officer of Livestock Service Expert Centre, Dr Lalmani Aryal.
He shared that a vaccination campaign was launched to vaccinate cattle in two wards of the municipality to control the diseases. The disease is spreading in the municipality.
Aryal mentioned that Budhikoti Dairy Production Cooperative provided financial support to run the vaccination programme. Cows and buffaloes affected by lumpy skin disease not only decrease milk production, but they might also die due to this if not treated on time.
The disease has already spread in more than five local levels of Gorkha district—Bhimsen Thapa rural municipality, Sahid Lakhan rural municipality, Barpak rural municipality, Gandaki rural municipality and Dharche rural municipality.
More than 58 cattle have died from lumpy skin disease in the district so far.