Raza Naqvi Attock
Improper disposal of cattle died of Lumpy skin disease creates panic among masses in Hazro and adjacent areas as a large number of dead cattle were thrown by cattle breeders and live stock traders at open places.
The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), which had earlier spread in various parts of the district Attock, affected a large number of cattle in Hazro area as scores of livestock especially cow and buffalo suffered from it in different villages causing panic and fear among the people living in the area besides farmers, cattle breeders and cattle dealers whom cattle are dying.
The locals of the area have expressed their concern over foul smell emitting of the dead animals. They feared that it would cause spread of different diseases in the area. Muhammad Shafeeq, a resident of area told that farmers throw their dead animals in the open fields which attract wild animals and create panic among masses besides fear of spreading different diseases in the area.
Arslan Khan- a farmer alleged that vaccines are not available in the stock of district live stock department while the vaccine available in the market are not effective resultantly a large number of cattle are affected with Lumpy Skin Disease and cattle are dying rapidly in the area. He said that farmer have no option to dispose of the dead animals as shifted dead cattle to safer places cause extra financial burden over them.