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Lumpy skin disease: Goa extends ban on cattle transportation from other states for 60 days


Lumpy skin disease: Goa extends ban on cattle transportation from other states for 60 days

Cow affected with lumpy skin disease (Photo credit: PTI)

The ban on the transportation of cattle from other states has been extended for a period of 60 days

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  • The ban imposed earlier expired on January 21, 2023, necessitating the administration to extend it.
  • The relaxation in the order should be restricted only to the transportation of healthy buffaloes.
  • Earlier, the Maharashtra government had finalised a proposal to undertake production of the vaccine.

The North Goa district administration has extended the ban on the transportation of milch animals, except buffaloes, from other states by another two months to check the spread of lumpy skin disease in cattle, as per an official order. The order issued by the North Goa district magistrate on January 21 and published in the government gazette on Monday said the ban on the transportation of cattle from other states has been extended for a period of 60 days.

The ban imposed earlier expired on January 21, 2023, necessitating the administration to extend it.
The order said the ban has been extended following information from the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services that the lumpy skin disease condition is still prevalent in cattle in the neighbouring states.

“Hence, in an effort to keep the disease from spreading, it has been requested to extend the ban on the transportation of milch animals, except buffaloes, from other states to Goa,” the order said. The relaxation in the order should be restricted only to the transportation of healthy buffaloes, it said.

“The rejected buffaloes, if any, shall be directly lifted and transported back to the original place from where they were procured,” the order said. Any person contravening the order shall be punishable under Indian Penal Code Section 188 (disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant), it added.

Earlier in October 2022, the Maharashtra government had finalised a proposal to undertake production of the vaccine against the lumpy skin disease which has affected a large number of cattle in the state and other parts of the country.

“The proposal is aimed at undertaking vaccine production so that the state can continue to inoculate cattle every year to put a check on the lumpy skin disease spread. The technology to produce the vaccine against the lumpy skin disease is already available with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), which is a Union government body,” the official told PTI.



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