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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 233–235 | Cite as

Orf in sheep and goats in Nigeria

  • T. U. Obi
  • E. P. J. Gibbs
Article

Summary

Orf virus was demonstrated in biopsy material taken from lambs during an outbreak of the disease on the University of Ibadan Teaching and Research Farm. Clinical cases were also seen in goats. The confirmation of orf in Nigeria is discussed in relation to peste des petits ruminants, an important virus disease of small ruminants in West African countries.

Keywords

Public Health Dermatitis Veterinary Medicine African Country Virus Disease 
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Orf Virus Chez Les Moutons Et Chevres De Nigeria

Résumé

Le virus de l'ORF a été mis en évidence dans des prélèvements biopsiques faits sur des agneaux à l'occasion d'une apparition de la maladie à l'Université d'Ibadan et à la ferme de Recherches. Des cas cliniques ont été également constatés chez des chèvres.

La confirmation de l'existence de l'ORF au Nigéria est discutée, en relation avec la peste des petits ruminants, importante maladie à virus des petits ruminants des pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

Dermatitis Pustular Contagiosa “Orf” En Ovejas Y Cabras En Nigeria

Resumen

Se demostro el virus de la dermatitis pustular contagiosa “ORF” en biopsias tomadas de corderos enfermos, durante un brote ocurrido en la Granja Experimental de la Universidad de Ibadán. Tambien se detectaron casos clínicos en cabras. Se discute en este trabajo, la confirmación de la enfermedad en Nigéria en relación con la “peste des petits ruminants”, una importante enfermedad viral de pequeños rumiantes en los paises de Africa occidental.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. U. Obi
    • 1
  • E. P. J. Gibbs
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.The Animal Virus Research InstitutePirbrightUK

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