Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Capripox is a malignant pox disease caused by a capripoxvirus which occurs in sheep, goats, and cattle. There are several different strains of capripox, with varying signs based on the strain. Young goats are most severely affected by the virus.

Transmission


It is transmitted through skin abrasions or by inhalation.

Incubation Period


It has an incubation period of three to eight days.

Symptoms

Conjunctivitis
Fever
Standing with arched back
Skin lesions
Mouth ulcerations
Enlarged lymph nodes
Thickened skin
Crusty areas of skin

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam
  • Laboratory test

Treatment

Supportive care

Prevention

  • Biosecurity

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