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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 3705-3710
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.447


Outbreaks of Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Goats in Punjab, India
Mahajan1*, G. Filia1, M. S. Bal1, G. Kaur2, S. Sharma3, A. Dantotia2 and C.K. Singh1
1Animal Disease Research Centre, 2Department of Veterinary Microbiology,
3Department of Veterinary Medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,Ludhiana- 141 004 (Punjab), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an OIE notifiable, highly contagious and fatal disease of small ruminants causing significant economic losses to the farmers in term of morbidity, mortality, preventive and treatment measures cost. The present study report three outbreaks of PPR in two districts of Punjab state affecting migratory flocks of goats in 2016-17. Younger animals were more susceptible to PPR than adults. None of the affected animals were vaccinated against PPR. Presumptive diagnosis of the disease was done on the basis of history, clinical signs, mortality pattern, postmortem and histopathological findings. Mesenteric lymph node collected from dead animal was found positive for F gene by RT-PCR which is specific to PPR virus. PPR has become endemic in the country and there is urgent need to educate the farmers regarding the vaccination of small ruminants against PPR to prevent the future losses.


Keywords: Outbreak, PPR, Goats, ELISA, RT-PCR.
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Mahajan, V., G. Filia, M.S. Bal, G. Kaur, S. Sharma, A. Dantotia and Singh, C.K. 2017. Outbreaks of Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Goats in Punjab, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 3705-3710. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.447