Sheep Pox Vaccine
Sheep pox is amongst the most virulent of diseases in Sheep. It is highly contagious and spreads by direct contact. The virus is highly resistant. It gains entry by inhalation and direct contacts with infected animal.Young animals are more susceptible than adults. The incubation period is 2-7 days in fulminating form and 10-20 days in mild benign form.
The disease is recognised by fever which lasts for 1-2 days before eruptions appear on area of skin, which are not covered by wool/hair. The affected animals do not eat, have difficulty in breathing, stand separately from healthy animals with their heads down, may have salivation, lacrimation, bronchial coughs and diarrhoea. The disease course is of 3-6 weeks.