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Viral disease outbreak reported in Karachi cattle farms

The mysterious cattle disease has also affected farms in other cities of Sindh including Sanghar, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Khairpur.

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Viral disease outbreak reported in Karachi cattle farms!

Samples collected from infected animals in Karachi farms are reported to have been sent to Islamabad labs for identification.

Other than Karachi the mysterious cattle disease has also affected farms in Sanghar, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Khairpur.

Shakir Umar Gujjar representative of the Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association said that a lumpy skin disease affecting our buffaloes.

We read about the disease on the internet and the signs and symptoms it causes that match with what our animals are suffering from, he added.

The livestock department close down provincial borders he demanded to help prevent the spread of the disease.

“There is no treatment as it’s a new disease. Most farmers are treating their animals with medicines that can boost their immunity level,” he said.

Shakir Umar Gujjar while talking to a news outlet claimed that the disease had spread in Karachi from infected imported animals.

“There is no quarantine system for imported animals. This is a serious lapse on part of the government which should move into action to contain its spread,” he said, adding that vaccination for the disease is not currently available.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.