Valsad: District Collector held a meeting for the prevention of lumpy virus in the district, urged the officials to dispose of the dead animals
Valsad A meeting was held in the auditorium of the Collector’s office under the chairmanship of District Collector Kshipra Agre to spread awareness about the Lumpy virus in the district and to prevent the spread of the disease. , In which it was suggested to vaccinate milch animals and stray animals of cattle owners on primary basis in coordination with milk committees. Along with this, instructions were also given to make available the necessary stock of vaccine in the district and to take all necessary steps to deal with the situation immediately.
So far only one case in the district
So far only one positive case has been reported in Valsad district. However, the administration has now swung into action mode and started a series of meetings to prevent the spread of lumpy virus in cattle. In which the daily work is being reviewed by the Animal Husbandry Department.
In the meeting held in this regard, District Collector Kshipra Agre said that instructions have been given to vaccinate milch animals on priority basis by contacting the District Milk Committee. In addition, the possibility of further spread of Lumpy virus disease from stray animals cannot be ruled out. The Animal Husbandry Department has been instructed to catch stray animals and vaccinate them immediately in Valsad and Vapi municipalities so that they can also be vaccinated immediately.
Higher dose of vaccine allocated
District Development Officer Manish Gurwani said that so far 11,300 vaccine doses are available in Valsad district. Now due to the arrival of more than 3 thousand doses from the state government, at present 14300 doses are available in the district. So that the work of vaccination can be further accelerated. It is noteworthy that not a single animal has died due to lumpi virus in the district so far, but in case of such an incident, as a precaution, it was also said to set aside a place for the disposal of dead bodies. Second, the lumpi virus is also spread by mosquitoes, flies, contaminated food and water. In such a situation, District Chief Health Officer Dr. Anil Patel was instructed to take necessary measures including phoning to prevent mosquito and fly infection.