Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Nesradin Yune

School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine,
PO Box 307, Jimma

  • Research Article
    Epidemiology and Economic Importance of Sheep and Goat Pox: A Review on Past and Current Aspects
    Author(s): Nesradin Yune and Nejash AbdelaNesradin Yune and Nejash Abdela

    Sheep and goat pox is highly devastating viral systemic disease of sheep and got. This disease is manifested by skin and internal lesions, fever, conjunctivitis, with oculonasal discharge and excess salivation. The objective of this paper was to review epidemiology and economic importance sheep and goat pox with special emphasis on both the past and currents aspects. The causative agent of Sheep and goat pox is sheep and goat pox virus of family poxoviaride, genus capripoxvirus. The poxviruses of Sheep pox and goat pox viruses are distinct, but hard to differentiate and Recombination can occur. Sheep and goat virus can survive in the environment for prolonged time. Today, Sheep and Goat Pox is found in most parts of Africa (mainly north of the equator), portion of India, central Asia (including south Russia and western China) and the Middle East. In Ethiopia, the disease is distribute.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000430

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