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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 60-65

Molecular Confirmation of Contagious Ecthyma Among Goats in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu
P.V. Sowmiya1, K. Ramya1, K. Sukmar1 and R. Madheswaran2
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology,
2Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 001, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Contagious ecthyma is one of the most important viral diseases of goats with zoonotic implications and causes economic losses to the farmers. The present study was undertaken to investigate the Contagious ecthyma infections in goats during the month of September and October 2017 in different places of Dharmapuri district. The goats were affected irrespective of their age group and sex. Affected goats had pyrexia, anorexia, nasal discharge and proliferative scab lesions around the mouth suggestive of Contagious ecthyma. The disease was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction targeting B2L gene. It is also screened for Pestedes petits ruminants by polymerase chain reaction targeting N-gene. Affected animals were treated with antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and vitamin B complex injections parenterally. Topically glycerin and boric acid paste or neem oil and turmeric paste was applied to alleviate the lesions. Affected animals were recovered in 2-3 weeks.

Keywords: Contagious ecthyma, Goats, Scab, PCR, B2L gene

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Sowmiya, P.V., K. Ramya, K. Sukmar and Madheswaran, R. 2018. Molecular Confirmation of Contagious Ecthyma Among Goats in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 60-65. doi:
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