List of infectious sheep and goat diseases

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Sheep and goats are both small ruminants with cosmopolitan distributions due to their being kept historically and in modern times as grazers both individually and in herds in return for their production of milk, wool, and meat.[1] As such the diseases of these animals are of great economic importance to humans.

Prion diseases[edit]

Ewe with bare patches on rear end from scraping

Diseases caused prions include:

Viral diseases[edit]

Diseases caused by viruses include:

Bacterial diseases[edit]

Diseases caused by bacteria include:

Fungal diseases[edit]

A sheep showing clinical symptoms of facial eczema.

Diseases caused by funguses include

Parasitic diseases[edit]

Parasites causing disease in sheep and goats include diseases caused by protozoa, helminths, tapeworms and roundworms.

Protozoal diseases[edit]

Helminths[edit]

Flatworms[edit]

Tapeworms[edit]

E. granulosus life cycle

Roundworms[edit]

Arachnids and insects[edit]

Ticks[edit]

Mites[edit]

Lice[edit]

Diptera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pugh, D. G. (2002). Sheep and Goat Medicine. Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-9052-1.