Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 6 (december 2016) : 1013-1017

Risk analysis of lumpy skin disease in Turkey 

Ömer Baris Ince*, Serkan Çakir1, Mehmet Ali Dereli2
1<p>Department of Project Manegement, Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution,&nbsp;03100 Afyonkarahisar, Turkey,</p>
Cite article:- Ince* Baris &Ouml;mer, &Ccedil;akir1 Serkan, Dereli2 Ali Mehmet (2016). Risk analysis of lumpy skin disease in Turkey . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(6): 1013-1017. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9370.

Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Turkish cattle appeared suddenly two years ago. This study evaluates potential risks of LSD and recommends appropriate control measures. The World Animal Health Organization’s protocol was used for the risk analysis. Likelihoods for disease release and exposure were estimated with a qualitative scale ranging from negligible to high. Outbreaks were recorded in nine provinces in Turkey. Total economic loss due to the disease was estimated to be $241.903.500 US dollars. The risk analysis suggests a greater than negligible  risk. Therefore, disease prevention and control strategies should be considered by the Turkish Veterinary Authority.

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