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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

Contagious ecthyma (Orf): A disease of goats and sheep

Author(s):
Pratyush Kumar, Akshay Kumar, Manu Jaiswal, Devendra Kumar, Krishna Kumar and Sumit Prakash Yadav
Abstract:
Contagious ecthyma is an infectious dermatitis of sheep and goats that affects primarily the lips of young animals. The disease is usually more severe in goats than in sheep; it is marked by an increase in incidence and severity if not controlled among small ruminant herds. Primary orf lesions are the most severe with a clinical progression of erythematous macule, papule, vesicle, pustule and scab formation. Though the disease is self-limiting, secondary bacterial infections lead to complications that may lead to mortality. People are occasionally affected through direct contact. This reviews of present disease help in the effective and systemic management of the disease leading the reduction of the economic losses to a great extent.
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How to cite this article:
Pratyush Kumar, Akshay Kumar, Manu Jaiswal, Devendra Kumar, Krishna Kumar, Sumit Prakash Yadav. Contagious ecthyma (Orf): A disease of goats and sheep. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):374-377.

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