“200,000 doses of vaccines have been delivered to stop LSD outbreaks in the region,” the press service of Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.
The professionals of FGSI ARRIAH discussed animal health situation at a meeting with Dr. Chotiyaputta, the director of the Department of Livestock Development of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), held on August 10, 2022, the press service reported.
The parties agreed on the visit of FGSI ARRIAH professionals to Thailand to provide scientific advice on LSD prevention practices.
Lumpy skin disease is a viral disease that affects cattle. It is characterized by fever, multiple nodules on the skin and mucous membranes, enlarged superficial lymph nodes, watering eyes, and lesions in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. The disease causes significant economic damage to animal husbandry, as it leads to a massive loss of livestock. After recovery animals usually show exhaustion, skin damage, decreased milk production and reproductive performance.
Experts remind, that this infection is not zoonotic, so it doesn’t threaten public health.
Outbreaks of Lumpy Skin Disease have been reported in Thailand since 2021. This year the disease was also detected in Indonesia, Singapore, and India. Indonesia even had to declare the LSD outbreak an animal health emergency in response to the spread of the disease.