Jammu has reported deaths of 61 domestic animals in Jammu, Samba and Rajouri districts due to the spread of mysterious disease in border areas.

Most of the cases of the disease have come from Kathua, Samba, Jammu and Rajouri district that border Pakistan. Director, Animal Husbandry, Jammu, Krishan Lal said 61 animals have so far died due to LSD in border areas of Jammu division.

“61 animals have died. Fifty six in Jammu distt, 4 Samba & 1 in Rajouri,” Director, Animal Husbandry Jammu,Krishan Lal Sharma said“Apparently these animals died of ‘lumpy skin disease’ as they had such symptoms.The dead animals were buried.”

Control rooms have also been established in all districts of Jammu and response teams have been formed by the department to deal with the spread of the disease.

Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo recently chaired a meeting to review preparedness to combat the ingress of LSD.