During the crushing season, cattle without a vaccination certificate is not permitted.

Sugar cane cutters arriving in Western Maharashtra districts will have to carry a certificate certifying that their cattle has been tested for the lumpy skin disease 14-21 days before they are transported to the sugar cane producing districts . The disease has been swiftly spread throughout all the districts in the area .

Kolhapur, Maharashtra: Sugar cane cutters arriving in Western Maharashtra districts will have to carry a certificate certifying that their cattle has been tested for the lumpy skin disease 14-21 days before they are transported to the sugar cane producing districts.For the crushing season in Western Maharashtra, a lot of cane cutters arrive from Marathwada and Karnataka.The crushing season is set to begin on October 15 and span four months.The disease has been swiftly spread throughout all the districts in the area, and the death toll of cows and oxen has also risen.Y A Pathan, deputy commissioner of Kolhapur's animal husbandry department, said, Cattle for which the sugar cane cutters do not have a vaccination certificate will not be permitted to enter the area.

According to Pathan, we are sharing the information with the respective district authorities to ensure that the cows and oxen are vaccinated as soon as possible.When the infected cattle come into contact with the healthy cattle, the disease spreads quickly.The disease virus incubation period is two weeks, after which the lumps begin to appear on the skin, the animal becomes ill, and if not treated on schedule, the animal dies.The district collectors are distributing the restriction information to the mills.

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