Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 69–73 | Cite as

Peste des petits ruminants in Ethiopian goats

  • P. L. Roeder
  • G. Abraham
  • G. Kenfe
  • T. Barrett
Article

Summary

An outbreak of disease characterised by fever, ocular and nasal discharge, coughing and sneezing, oral necrosis, diarrhoea, enteritis and pneumonia in goats was shown by the use of specific cDNA probes to have been peste des petits ruminants, confirmed for the first time in Ethiopia. Both morbidity and mortality rates were high in goats but sheep were not affected.

Peste Des Petits Ruminants Chez Des Chevres Ethiopiennes

Résumé

Une maladie caractérisée par de la fièvre, des écoulements nasal et oculaire, de la toux et des éternuements, une nécrose orale, de la diarrhée, de l'entérite et une pneumonie est apparue chez des chèvres. L'utilisation de sondes à ADNc spécifiques a montré qu'il s'agissait de la peste des petits ruminants, confirmée pour la première fois en Ethiopie. Les taux de morbidité étaient élevés chez les chèvres mais les moutons n'étaient pas affectés.

Peste De Pequeños Rumiantes En Caprinos En Etiopia

Resumen

Se presentó por vez primera en Etiopía, un brote de peste de pequeños rumiantes, la que fue detectada mediante el uso de de sondas cADN especificas. La enfermedad se caracterizó por fiebre, descargas ocular y nasal, tos, estornudos necrosis oral, diarrea, enteritis y neumonia. Tanto la morbilidad como la mortalidad fueron altas en caprinos pero no en ovinos.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Roeder
    • 1
  • G. Abraham
    • 1
  • G. Kenfe
    • 1
  • T. Barrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Shola Zonal Disease Investigation LaboratoryMinistry of AgricultureAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Pirbright LaboratoryAFRC Institute for Animal HealthPirbright, WorkingUK
  3. 3.CamberleyUK

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