Sheeppox (or sheep pox, known as variola ovina in Latin, clavelée in French, Pockenseuche in German) is a highly contagious disease of sheep caused by a poxvirus different from the benign orf (or contagious ecthyma).
Sheep pox is the most severe of all the pox diseases of animals.
In most countries, large scale state vaccination programs are implemented against the disease. But, so far, few have succeeded in eradicating it.It is carried out by different type of vaccines. 1.Tissue Vaccine 2.Attenuated Vaccine 3.Killed Vaccine 4.Freeze dried Live Vaccine
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- D.C. Blood, J.A. Henderson, O.M. Radostits (1979). Veterinary Medicine (5th ed.). London: Baillière Tindall. pp. 708–709 (Sheeppox and goatpox). ISBN 0-7020-0718-8.
- Jensen, Rue & Brinton L. (1982) Diseases of Sheep Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger ISBN 0-8121-0836-1, pp. 235-238
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