Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. J. Vet. Pract. 6(2): 10-13
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Shumaila Manzoor1,2,*, Sami Ullah Khan Bahadur3, Usman Talib3, Muhammad Javed Arshad1, Muhammad Abubakar1, Aamer Bin Zahur1

1National Veterinary Laboratory, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan; 2FAO FMD and PPR project, NARC Premises, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan; 3University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Abstract | In a herd of 25 goats, a disease outbreak was reported in surrounding area of Islamabad. On the basis of clinical signs of oral lesions and very minute ocular and nasal discharge in 6 animals but diarrhea and difficult breathing was only in single animal, disease was suspected as Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) by local veterinary practitioner. Animals were vaccinated for PPRV and swab samples were collected for further investigation. Samples were found negative for PPRV when tested through Penside and s-ELISA. Further physical examination revealed scabby lesions on face, papules at head and ear with normal respiration and heart rate. Hematological examination indicated lymphocytosis. On the basis of clinical signs, lymphocytosis and negative laboratory results for PPRV disease, outbreak was diagnosed as Orf. Animals were treated with parenteral inj. Tribressin®, inj. Vetafenac® and inj. Cyanocobe® along with topical applications at lesions. Animals recovered completely after 3 weeks of treatment intervention. It is suggestive to give more stress on differentially diagnosis of PPRV while working towards its progressive control leading to possible eradication.

Keywords | Contagious ecthyma, Orf, Peste Des Petits ruminats, Differential diagnosis