Main Article Content

H. A. Sahito
S. A. Rid
W. M. Mangrio
F. I. Sahito
N. Qureshi


The research study was conducted to examine the Lumpy skin disease in Cattle, Bos taurus L. cloven-hooved herbivores. Capripox virus infection is characterized by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and circumscribed nodules particularly on hairless areas. The age-wise data of male and female (3 to 6) months weaning stage, (15 to 25) months bull/heifer (25 to above) months adults were kept under observation from April to September 2022 in all talukas of district Khairpur, Sindh-Pakistan. The maximum overall mean positive cases of LSD throughout the district level were reported from Kot Diji (73.63), followed by Kingri (66.53), Gambat (51.47), Thari Mirwah (45.65), Faiz Ganj (41.84), Sobho Dero (37.83), Naro (31.97) and Khairpur (29.17), talukas of district Khairpur. The age-wise specific data revealed that, the highest infection of lumpy skin diseases was recorded at the weaning stage in females (85.35) as compared to males (65.78), female heifer (47.67), bull (38.47), adults female (71.24) and male (57.00). The maximum number of cases was reported in females (67.57) and males (53.46), respectively. Both male and female cattle throughout the district of Khairpur were found with vigorous infestation. Generally, the clinical severity of LSD depends on immunological status, susceptibility, age of the host, and route of virus inoculation. Effective control measures against this economically divesting viral disease can be achieved through mass vaccination and separation of infected animals. Furthermore; it is recalling earlier understanding of the epidemiology, economic significance, and immediate control mechanisms of the disease is strongly needed to design suitable control measures.

Article Details

How to Cite
Sahito, H. A., Rid, S. A., Mangrio, W. M., Sahito, F. I., & Qureshi, N. (2024). FIRST OUTBREAK OF LUMPY SKIN DISEASE IN CATTLE AT DISTRICT KHAIRPUR MIRS-SINDH. Pakistan Journal of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Sciences, 39(2), 124–132.