Berhampur, Nov 2 (LocalWire) The outbreak of a cattle disease has assumed near-epidemic proportion in Ganjam district with three cattle perishing and around 2,500 more affected by it since last 45 days.
As per preliminary findings, the Vets have diagnosed the disease as Nodular Skin Disease (NSD), a virus-borne sickness that contracts the bovine species.
Meanwhile, as a preventive measure the district administration has shutdown the weekly cattle haats at Hinjili and Belaguntha every Saturday and Monday respectively in a bid to contain the highly infectious disease spreading fast among animals, said officials.
The disease detected initially in Chakatentuali village under Digapahandi block and later spread its tentacles to all 22 blocks and 9 urban local bodies, including Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) limits.
The disease has so far affected about 2,500 cattle across the district, said chief district veterinary officer (CDVO) Trinath Nayak.
Things are under control and vaccination measures are underway to contain it, he added.