Veterinary Science & Technology

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Lumpy Skin Disease in Armenia


Tigran Markosyan, Khachik Sargsyan, Satenik Kharatyan, Hasmik Elbakyan, Varduhi Hakobyan and Hovhannes Mkrtchyan

Lumpy skin disease is a poxvirus disease of economic importance. The first clinical cases of LSD in Armenia were registered in December 2015 among cattle which further was confirmed in laboratory in local and international levels. The source of LSDV was not identified and the role of vectors is not clear but there are some insects presented in country and which are known as a vector of LSDV transmission. For the control and prevention of the further spread of LSDV the vaccination with sheep pox live vaccine was conducted. During 2016 and first 9 months of 2017 in total 487518 cattle were vaccinated. In 2016 about 50% of total cattle population, which were located in risk zones, were vaccinated and in parallel with other control measures it have helped to stop further spread of LSDV in country.


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