Recurrent contagious ecthyma
(Orf) in an immunocompromised host successfully treated with cryotherapy.
The virus primarily causes contagious ecthyma
in wild and domestic ruminants, mostly sheep and goats (1).
Orf, also known as contagious ecthyma
, is a zoonotic infection caused by a dermatotropic parapoxvirus that commonly infects sheep and goats; it is transmitted to humans through contact with an infected animal or fomites.
Inactivated vaccines used against capripox, sheep pox and contagious ecthyma
virus provide short term immunity (Yadav et al., 1987).
(CE) is a highly contagious, acute viral disease of sheep, goats, and wild ungulates that is known by a variety of other names such as orf, soremouth, scabby mouth, contagious pustular dermatitis, infectious labial dermatitis, and contagious pustular stomatitis.
Orf, or contagious ecthyma
, is a fairly common disease of young sheep and goats, usually showing up in late summer.
Diseases of feedlot lambs Disease Cause Signs Coccidiosis Three to four types of Diarrhea coccidia peculiar to sheep Bloody feces Salmonellosis Salmonella organisms Depression Diarrhea Elevated temperature Pasteurellosis Several organisms Forced breathing (Pneumonia) including pasteurella Nasal discharge Elevated temperature Enterotoxemia Clostridium perfringens Sudden death (Overeating) Type D Depression Convulsion Contagious Ecthyma
Virus Lesions on lips, muzzle, udder, foot, head Polioencephalamocia Acute thiamine deficiency Blindness Circling Depression Watery eyes Listeriosis L.
The disease is also called as Contagious Ecthyma
, Contagious Pustular Dermatitis, Sore Mouth or Scabby Mouth (Thomas et al., 2003).