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PPR Disease in Goats and Sheep

Goat plague or PPR is a viral disease of goats and sheep characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, diarrhea, pneumonia, and sometimes death. This disease is also known as Ovine rinderpest. Cattle and several wild ruminants have been infected most often experimentally, but goats and sheep are the usual targets. All the sheep and goats of the affected flock should be kept under quarantine for at least 1 month after the last clinical case. Animal movements should be strictly controlled in the area of the infection. There is no specific treatment for this disease, however broad spectrum antibiotics and antipyretic drugs can prevent secondary bacterial infections. If temperature is not highy, supportive therapy (Multivitamins and minerals) can be used to enhance immunity.


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