n Journal of the South African Veterinary Association - Lumpy skin disease in southern Africa : a review of the disease and aspects of control

Volume 72, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1019-9128
  • E-ISSN: 2224-9435


This article reviews some of the important aspects of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that may impact on its successful control. A resurgence of the disease in the last decade has highlighted some constraints of the Neethling strain vaccine, but there is no evidence of vaccine breakdowns owing to the presence of heterologous field strains. More research is needed on epidemiology and transmission of LSD in South Africa to formulate control measures.

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