Efficacy of Ethno Veterinary Medicine in the Treatment and Control of Sheep Pox Outbreak in an Organized Sheep Farm


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Authors

  • K.K. Ponnu Swamy Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem – 636 112, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • S. Sivaraman Department of Clinics, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • M. Saravanajayam Department of Clinics, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • N. Punniamurthy Retired Professor, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • M. Venkatesan Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem – 636 112, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • B. Mohan The Controller of Examination, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • A. Elango Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem – 636 112, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

https://doi.org/10.62757/IVA.2024.101.2.29-33

Keywords:

Ethno-Veterinary medicine, Sheep pox, PCR

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the outbreak of sheep pox in an organized sheep farm in the Hosur District of Tamil Nadu and to assess the efficacy of Ethno Veterinary Medicine in the treatment and control of the disease during July 2021 and November 2021. Out of 376 animals, 93 were affected (24.73 %) and 72 died (Mortality 77.41 %) during the first investigation. Based on history, clinical examination and necropsy findings clinically the flock was diagnosed to have sheep pox and PCR testing helped to confirm the diagnosis. Along with the symptomatic and supportive therapy, Ethno Veterinary Medication was followed for the affected animals. On the second investigation of the herd, out of 138 animals, 55 animals recovered from the previous sheep pox infection without any mortality.  Along with the symptomatic line of treatment, Ethno-Veterinary medicine helped in the speedy recovery of ailing animals and the reduction of mortality percentage.

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Submitted

2024-02-23

Published

2024-02-23

How to Cite

K.K. Ponnu Swamy, S. Sivaraman, M. Saravanajayam, N. Punniamurthy, M. Venkatesan, B. Mohan, & A. Elango. (2024). Efficacy of Ethno Veterinary Medicine in the Treatment and Control of Sheep Pox Outbreak in an Organized Sheep Farm. The Indian Veterinary Journal, 101(2), 29-33. https://doi.org/10.62757/IVA.2024.101.2.29-33