Cattle farmers hit by outbreak of lumpy skin disease among stock

A man looks after his cattle infected with lumpy skin disease in Siem Reap province. Picture taken on September 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Nearly 40,000 cattle and buffaloes have reportedly been infected with a virus called lumpy skin disease (LSD) within three months across Cambodia, an outbreak severely affecting farmers and others in the livestock sector now struggling with sick animals.