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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Treatment of contagious ecthyma (ORF) lesions in Malabari goats using ethno veterinary medicine

Author(s):
T Sunitha, MR Roshin and RT Venkatachalapathy
Abstract:
An observation on the incidence of contagious ecthyma (ORF) in 15 kids was made at University Goat and Sheep Farm, Mannuthy functioning under Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. The animals developed pyrexia with restricted milk and kid starter intake, appeared dull, depressed with lesions on nostrils and lips and inside the mouth. Later, the entire ear of the affected kids was seen covered with the thick scaby lesions. The morbidity was 100 percentage, but there was no mortality. The animals were isolated and lesions were wiped with cotton dipped in potassium permanganate solution. An ethno veterinary medicine which comprised of neem leaves, turmeric and few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of salt was applied over the lesions twice daily. There was complete recovery within two weeks.
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How to cite this article:
T Sunitha, MR Roshin, RT Venkatachalapathy. Treatment of contagious ecthyma (ORF) lesions in Malabari goats using ethno veterinary medicine. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):927-928.

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