ContagiousPustularDermatitis

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Unformatted text preview: What is Contagious Pustular Dermatitis A zoonotic disease- transferable from animal to animal and animal human Is also known as soremouth Viral infection, in the pox family Primarily seen in sheep and goats What is Soremouth caused by? A Pox virus Exists for months in dried scabs Lives in the soil and in carrier animals who may not show any symptoms Almost all animals exposed will develop the disease Vaccinating a virus-free herd will introduce the disease to the herd and premises How is it Transmitted? Animal direct contact, entering small cuts in the skin Carrier or Chronically infected animals Equipment, Bedding in pens, Fences, and Feeders Teets on the Ewes or Does Soil Transmission Young animals are most susceptible, but older animals can be infected Primarily occurs on lips and nostrils of affected animal, but also may develop on ears, eyes, feet, limbs, udder, and genital areas Can also grow in the upper digestive tract of the animal, but cannot spread through the body Transmission...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANSCI 313 taught by Professor Dr.allanmorgan during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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