Jammu & Kashmir

Lumpy skin disease: Admin constitutes district-level committees for controlling spread of disease

A file photo of cows.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration has constituted district-level committees for controlling the spread of the lumpy skin disease in the UT.

As per an official order, Deputy Commissioner concerned will be the chairman of the committee while Chief Executive Officer/Executive officer Municipal council, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, District Sheep Husbandry Officer and District Panchayat officer will be members of the committee.

The terms of reference of the committee as per order include that the Committee(s) shall implement all biosecurity measures as circulated in the advisories issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI and Agriculture Production Department, Jammu and Kashmir, from time to time, implement the vector control program with application of insecticides and fly repellents in and around cattle farms by involving municipalities, panchayats and local bodies.

Prevent the inter-district and intra-district movement of cattle by involving law enforcement agencies as a measure to prevent cause for the spread of disease to new epicentres, monitor whether the sick animals are being isolated from healthy animals.

Ensure the isolation of affected stray animals, ensure that all susceptible animals are vaccinated against Lumpy Skin Disease and sufficient quantity of vaccines, drugs and fly repellents are available in each district for treating the sick animals and preventing the further spread of lumpy skin disease and ensure that the animals which die due to lumpy skin disease should be buried deep in the ground with the application of lime.



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