Where it’s found

The disease originated in Africa. It has spread throughout China and Southeast Asia. It is also present in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Australia has had no reported cases.

What it affects

Lumpy skin disease is a highly contagious viral disease of cattle and buffalo.

It is a serious threat to Australia’s animal health and trade. Few animals die from LSD, but it severely affects animal welfare and production.

How to protect against LSD

Find out how to protect your livestock from LSD.

You need to be aware of:

  • signs and symptoms of LSD
  • how the disease spreads
  • how to prepare your property
  • how we keep LSD out of Australia.

See more on Lumpy skin disease

Report a concern

Report any suspected outbreaks. See how to report a concern.