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Detection of visceral smallpox in a ewe: a case report

Authors:Somayeh Sadeghi , pouya Amjadi , Nasroallah Moradi kor
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2662-2665  |  PDF File


This is a report of a visceral smallpox in a two-year-old female ewe. This ewe was referred to the veterinary network hospital of baft city which is located in southeast of Kerman province (2250 meters above thesea level, 92°17 N latitude and 56°36 E longitude and 220 mm annual rainfall) for treatment during the summer season from August to September 2011. According to the history and abnormal clinical signs was diagnosed visceral smallpox. This ewe have clinical signs such as edema of the eyelids, nasal discharge, inappetence, arched back, lacrimation, coughing, salivation, pneumonia, hypersensitivity, constipation and scanty urine. The case of study after diagnosis visceral smallpox was slaughtered and all part of body was evaluated. All signs of telling at this case was observation. Therefore, smallpox are contagious viral diseases that Causes Economic losses result from decreased milk production, damage to the quality of hides and wool, and other production losses.