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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 667-675

Epidemiological study of Sheep and Goat pox Disease in Palestine during 2005-2017
Hatem Atalla* and Ibrahim Alzuheir
Department of Veterinary Medicine, An Najah National University, Nablus- Palestine
*Corresponding author

Palestine has a dense sheep and goat population. The number of small ruminants holdings farmed in the state over the years 2005–2017 decreased due to several constraints. The political situation in Palestine as well as the animal’s diseases is among the important constraints that have hindered the development of the sector by decreasing production and hampering trade in animal and animal products. Analysis of quantitative retrospective sheep and goat pox (SGP) epidemiological data in Palestine based on reports of `World Organization for Animal Health covering 13 years revealed significant information on the disease. Data revealed the endemic disease: there were a considerable number of outbreaks, high mortality and case fatality rates. SGP was reported in all of studied years. Temporally, the disease was most prevalent between January and February, reaching a peak in the lambing season. Vaccine coverage met only one-tenth of the requirement.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Sheep Goat pox disease, Palestine

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Hatem Atalla and Ibrahim Alzuheir. 2019. Epidemiological study of Sheep and Goat pox Disease in Palestine during 2005-2017.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 667-675. doi:
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