Case Report

A severe case of contagious ecthyma in Tswana goats

E.K. Baipoledi, J.F.C. Nyange, J.M.K. Hyera
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 2 | a564 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i2.564 | © 2002 E.K. Baipoledi, J.F.C. Nyange, J.M.K. Hyera | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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J.F.C. Nyange,
J.M.K. Hyera,

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Abstract

The first severe case of caprine contagious ecthyma (parapox) in Tswana goats is described from Botswana. Affected animals were indigenous adult Tswana goats. The case involved a flock of 12 goats of which 4 (33.3 %) were very severely affected but none died. The lesions were confined to the head and included swollen lips, swollen submandibular lymph nodes, gingivitis, glossitis, ulceration on lip and gum mucosae and scab formation on ulcerated areas. No lesions were found on other parts of the body. This case was clinically indistinguishable from bluetongue.

Keywords

Botswana; Contagious Ecthyma; Parapoxvirus; Tswana Goats

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