Type: Chapter

Bacterial and viral diseases affecting sheep

Author Francesca Chianini

Moredun Research Institute

Publication date:

25 September 2017

ID: 9781838792688

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Numerous infectious diseases are known to affect sheep. Some of these, known as zoonosis, are transmissible to humans, while some must be reported to government agencies in order to allow monitoring of potential outbreaks and ensure that appropriate action is taken to limit losses. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the main classical and emerging conditions that can cause damage to the sheep farming industry, and to review currently available diagnostic tools, treatments and vaccines.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Diseases of the reproductive system
3 Diseases of the nervous system
4 Diseases of the respiratory and alimentary systems
5 Diseases of the skin and feet
6 Multisystemic diseases and other relevant infectious diseases
7 Future trends in research
8 Where to look for further information
9 References