PESTE DES PETITS RUMINANTS: AN OVERVIEW AND A CASE REPORT FROM PAKISTAN
Matrix Science Medica (MSM)
Author: Mughees Aizaz Alvi, Ali Hassan, Qaiser Tanveer, Arva Saleem, Warda Qamar
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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute or subacute viral disease of goats and sheep characterized by fever, necrotic stomatitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, and sometimes death. The virus also affects several wild small ruminant species. Cattle, buffalo, and pigs are only sub clinically infected. People are not at risk. The disease is of heavy economic significance in small ruminant industry and ranks among the top ten diseases affecting small ruminants. Isolation and quarantine measures, slaughtering of positive animals, proper disposal of infected materials, proper disinfection of utensils and other items of flock are crucial for control of PPR. PPR leads to heavy economic setbacks to the farmers. With the aims and objectives to flourish small ruminant farming and maximizing profit, a few key points should be rigorously adopted.