LSD kills 5,903 cattleheads in KP; 41,158 being treated

PESHAWAR: The outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) has caused death of around 5,903cattleheads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so far, while 41,158 animals are being treated for the disease.

According to latest updates about infectious disease of animal, LSD killed maximum number of 630 animals in Kohat district followed by Charsadda where 607 cattleheads fell victim to the fatal skin disease.

According to the KP livestock department, the province has more than 8.8 million cattleheads, out of which so far 1.3 million cattleheads have been vaccinated till September 19.

The KP reported the number of affected animals at 1.4 million, out of which 57,890 have recovered and 41,158 are under treatment.

Similarly, the LSD spread among animals was reported in Kurram district with a figure of 9,596 followed by Charsadda district, which has registered cases of around 8,833.

Shangla district has the largest population of cattle calculated as 707845 and the district has so far 781 number of cases of infection.

Battagram has 633418 population of cattle where 1481 number of illness were reported, 44 died, 703 recovered and 734 are still under treatment.

The miseries of dairy sector which was already in crisis due to losses caused by lumpy skin disease is exacerbated by the devastating floods killing 8771 number of animals in the province.

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