Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Farmers urged not to panick about lumpy skin disease

Farmers urged not to panick about lumpy skin disease

RAJSHAHI: Experts urged the cattle farmers not to be panicked about the lumpy skin disease (LSD) because it’s not devastating but preventable.

They also told them various motivational programmes were launched to create awareness among the public in general so that they can mitigate the problem with courage.

The experts made the observation while addressing a farmers gathering related to generating public awareness organized by the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) at Bhugrail village under Paba upazila in the district on Monday.

DLS Divisional Director Dr Nazrul Islam, District Livestock Officer Dr Zulfiker Akter Hossain, Livestock Extension Officer Dr Mohorom Hossain and Monitoring Officer Mahamudul Hasan addressed the community meeting, reports BSS.

Dr Zulfiker Hossain told the meeting that 4,0000 dose vaccines were given to bring the cattle under vaccination in nine upazilas of the district.

Several preventive measures were discussed in detail in the meeting to prevent the outbreak of LSD in the district.

Dr Nazrul Islam directed the officials concerned to organise more awareness camps about the preventive measures of LSD at community level, rural areas and dairy belts where cattle are raised in large numbers.

He further instructed them to issue advisories of the departments on social media platforms as well on local radio and television.