Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017, Page 45
ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)
Lumpy skin disease in Turkey
Yilmaz H. 1 , Richt J. A. 2 , Yilmaz A. 1 , Turan N. 1
1 Istanbul University, Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey, e-mail: email@example.com
2 Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
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Citation for print version: Yilmaz, H., Richt, J. A., Yilmaz, A. and Turan, N. (2017) ‘Lumpy skin disease in Turkey’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 3(2), p. 45.
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Citation for online version: Yilmaz, H., Richt, J. A., Yilmaz, A. and Turan, N. (2017) ‘Lumpy skin disease in Turkey’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 3(2), p. 45. Available at: http://jvmbbs.kharkov.ua/archive/2017/volume3/issue2/oJVMBBS_2017032_045.pdf
Summary. Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an economically important infection since the presence of the disease affects cattle health and export of cattle products. It is caused by Capripoxvirus and shows characteristic skin lesions in infected cattle. The disease was first reported in Zambia in 1929. It then spread to Africa, Middle East and recently to European countries like Bulgaria. The first Turkish outbreak of LSD was reported in 2013 in Kahramanmaras. Until now, many cattle are affected and the disease spread to farms located in different parts of Turkey. After the first outbreak, rapid diagnostic methods have been used in order to identify disease outbreaks. Control and eradication programs have been applied by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Republic of Turkey including contingency plan, killing and compulsory vaccination.
Keywords: Lumpy skin disease, epidemiology, Turkey, PCR