In Rajasthan and Gujarat, more than 3,000 cattle have died in recent weeks as a result of a viral infection called Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). According to a report by GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, LSD is “an emerging threat to livestock worldwide”. It is caused by a virus called Capripox virus. This disease mainly affects cattle and water buffalo via vectors.
This disease is similar to sheep pox. The symptoms of a lumpy skin disease include excessive secretion of nose and saliva. Meanwhile, pregnant cows and buffalo can also have miscarriages. This disease has spread to about 17 states in the country.
Therefore, not only do governments need to be aware of this, but you also need to know what the disease is and how to prevent it. It is a contagious condition for which there has been no treatment to date, but if a cow becomes infected, various traditional medicines can be used to treat it.
dr. Devesh of the National Dairy Development Board has suggested some conventional ways to treat nodule skin disease. If a cow is sick and these conventional methods are followed, much improvement can be provided. However, keep in mind that the sick animal must be kept in isolation during this time. Do not allow other animals to approach the sick person or consume the remaining water or food.
Following are the steps to create a traditional remedy for the treatment:
10 betel leaves, 10 grams black pepper, 10 grams salt and cane sugar.
Make a paste with all the ingredients and add cane sugar if necessary.
Give the animal modest amounts of this combination.
On the first day, give it one dose every three hours.
From the second day to the second week, give three doses per day.
Make each dose from scratch.
1 handful of fenugreek leaves, 10 cloves of garlic, 1 handful of neem leaves, 1 handful of henna leaves, 500 cc of coconut or sesame seeds, 20 grams of turmeric powder, 1 handful of basil leaves.
Make a paste by crushing all the ingredients together. Then add the coconut or sesame oil and bring it to a boil before letting it cool.
How to use –
After a good cleaning of the cow wound, administer this cool combination directly to the wound. On the other hand, if the wound is covered with insects, use camphor mixed with coconut oil first. You can also make a paste from coriander leaves and apply it to the wound.
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