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Authors: Senthilkumar, A
Balamurugan, P
Sribalaji, N
Srinivasan, G
Murugesan, S
Title: Outbreak of PPR in an Organised Goat Farm in Theni District of Tamilnadu
Other Titles: Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: TANUVAS
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 64-67
Volume: 6
Series/Report no.: ;2
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), Goats, Breed, Age, Sex, Prevalence, Treatment
Abstract: A Peste des petits ruminant (PPR) is an acute, febrile, highly contagious and infectious disease of goats along with high morbidity and mortality. The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence, clinical symptoms and response to treatment in terms of breed, age, sex and vaccination status in PPR affected goats in an organized goat farm which comprised of Kanniadu, Boer-Tellicherry cross and non descript (ND) breeds of goats in Theni District of Tamil Nadu. Totally 180 goats were examined during the investigation period, of which 99 were affected with PPR. Based on detailed history, clinical examination and symptoms the disease was diagnosed as PPR. The results revealed that ND goat was more susceptible (63%) to PPR than Boer-Tellicherry crossbred (61%) and Kanniadu (43%). Young animals (4 to 12 months of age) were more prone (69%) to PPR than adult animals (40%) and kids (35%). Female goats were proportionately more susceptible (56%) to PPR than male goats (53%). Non-vaccinated goats were more susceptible (63%) to PPR than vaccinated goats (22%). Parenteral (I/M) use of Ceftiofur Sodium was clinically effective (92%). Key words: Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), Goats, Breed, Age, Sex, Prevalence, Treatment
Description: TNV_RJCES_2018_6(2)64-67
Issue Date: 2018
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