Problem

Sheep pox

Other Names:
Goatpox
Nature:
Sheep pox febrile virus disease can cause heavy mortality and severe wool damage. Immunity is short so that annual vaccination is necessary - a costly and difficult procedure with large numbers of sheep on rangelands. The virus is comparatively resistant to physical and chemical agents and disinfection of premises is difficult.
Incidence:
Sheep pox is widely distributed in the semi-arid tropics of Africa and Asia. Introduced European breeds are especially susceptible.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET
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