oa Ubisi Mail - Sheep diseases (part 3) : technical

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1815-1582



Orf is a disease that causes wart-like lesions on the skin of sheep and sometimes goats. The warts are caused by a pox virus. This disease can also affect humans. Orf is found across South Africa. Young animals are often more susceptible than adult animals. The orf virus can remain on farms for long periods and can infect herds for months and even years.

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