Lumpy-skin disease (LSD) is a viral disease of cattle typically characterised by nodules or lumps on the skin. Up to 45% of a herd can get infected and the mortality rate may reach 10%.
Signs of LSD include the following:
- Skin nodules & ulcers,
- Enlarged lymph nodes,
- Nasal discharge,
- Swollen legs & sores,
- Excessive salivation.
Treatment – Vaccinate all cattle once a year. If you suspect LSD in your herd, contact a Vet asap or better still, contact us. We offer some treatment schemes that have proved to be effective
There is no specific antiviral treatment available for LSD-infected cattle, however, Neethling and Kenya sheep and goat pox virus, have been used widely with success!