SHEEP AND GOAT POX: CAUSES, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

BY SILESHI ZEWDIE, ALEMU YAMI, R.C. MERKEL AND L.DAWSON

Sheep and Goat Pox (SGP) is one of the most important diseases of sheep and goats in Ethiopia following Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP). Sheep and Goat Pox is a highly contagious viral disease of sheep and goats. Generally the disease and associated mortality are less commonly seen in indigenous breeds in endemic areas as compared with exotic breeds.

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