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USE OF TERRAMYCIN IN CONTAGIOUS ECTHYMA OF GOATS
Muhammad Mazhar Ayaz 

incharge Warble Fly Control Unit, Block “X”, Model Town, Dera Ghazi Khan

Abstract   

Three hundred goats affected with contagious ecthyma, brought to the Civil Veterinary Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan from mid of Oct 1997 to 5th of January 1998, showing papules, pustules, ulcers and brown scabs on the lips, commissures and udders. They were divided into three groups on the basis of age. These groups were further subdivided on the basis of lesion distribution on the body and various stages of contagious ecthyma. Fifty animals of group 1 (n= 100) showed severe signs of lower lip immobility due to pustules and ulcers, and 50 animals of group 11 (n =150) showed scabs on commissures and debility while 30 animals of group 111 (n = 50) showed loss of weight and developed complications like myiasis and inflammation of lips. Other animals of all groups showed mixed symptoms of the disease. Terramycin injection at dose rate of 50mg! 10Kg of body weight lessened the severity of disease and shortened the duration of contagious ecthyma.

 
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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