Contagious Ecthyma of Sheep and Goats: the disease and its vaccine
Jailson Honorato, Raimundo Vicente de Sousa, Roberto Soares de Castro
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
Contagious ecthyma (CE) is an acute viral disease that affects sheep and goats, widespread throughout the world, including Brazil, especially in the Northeast, where sheep and goat rearing is practiced for the production of skin, meat and milk. In the state of Pernambuco, has been reported as one of the major infectious diseases of goats and sheep in semi-arid. Despite the endemicity of the disease and its importance, few research studies have been conducted in the country with the virus CE, that can support the control of the disease, grounded mainly on vaccination of animals. CE is a disease that can be confused with the vesicular such as Footh and Mouth Disease, with the need for differentiation, especially to support the actions of the National Program for the Eradication of Footh and Mouth Disease (PNEFA) of the MAPA.