Study of Common Goat Diseases in the Sudan with Special Reference to Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia

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2015-06-23
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Abdel Basit Osman Ahmed, Ahmed
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uofk
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In this study a survey of goat diseases in three provinces of the Sudan was conducted. Many goat diseases and infections were encountered and studied for symptoms, aetiology, pathological changes and treatment. Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) was found to be the most common and important disease of goats. Three stages of the disease were encountered. The clinical signs of the disease, clinical pathology and pathology of different stages of the disease were thoroughly investigated. Trials on treatment of naturally infected goats were also attempted. Lung homogenates from goats naturally infected with CCPP and showing typical lesions were used for the first time, to inoculate experimental animals. Clinical signs and lesions similar to those observed in naturally infected goats were produced in experimental animals by the intratrachael, intrathoracic and aerosol inhalation route. Infection of experimental animals by contact also produced the disease. In both natural field cases and experimentally infected animals, the disease was characterised by pneumonia and pleurisy. It is a fibrinous inflammation with consolidation, hepatization and adhesion of the lungs to the thoracic wall. Haematological, serum protein and plasma fibrinogen investigations were conducted in both natural and experimentally infected animals, serological investigations were carried out and the results suggested differences in antigenicity of mycoplasma organisms. Future research on the preparation of a vaccine for CCPP was suggested
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Study of Common Goat Diseases in the Sudan with Special Reference to Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia
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