China Bans Cattle/Products From India After Outbreak Of ‘Lumpy Skin' Disease
China Bans Cattle/Products From India After Outbreak Of ‘Lumpy Skin' Disease
Infection reported in 3 Odisha districts; ‘quick action can save exports to other destinations’
Amiti Sen

The outbreak of a ‘lumpy skin disease in cattle in certain parts of Odisha has prompted China to issue a warning against importing cattle and related products from India.

On November 18, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying informed the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) of three cases of ‘lumpy skin’ disease virus in cattle being reported from Odisha in August. While two cases were reported from Mayurbhanj, the third was from Bhadrak.

‘Lumpy skin’ is an infectious disease in cattle which damages the hide and may result in chronic debilitation, reduced milk production, poor growth, infertility and sometimes death.

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November 25, 2019