Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2023 , Vol 29 , Issue 3
Contagious Pustular Dermatitis in a Wild Sheep (Ovis orientalis) in Iran
1Collaborator veterinarian of Fars Provincial Office of Department of Environment, Shiraz, IRAN
2Laboratory of Shahin Small Animal Veterinary Clinic, Shiraz, IRAN
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2023.29274 Contagious Ecthyma is an infectious disease of sheep and goats that causes dermatitis primarily on the lips, mouth and muzzle. In this article, we describe a case report of Contagious Ecthyma in a wild sheep (Ovis orientalis) in Fars province of Iran. One wild lamb was found in the border of Bamou National Park near human communities. The lamb died during the transfer to the rehabilitation center. Gross lesions were characterized by multifocal scabs, proliferative and crusty wart-like multiple lesions on the muzzle, nose, between the eyes, ears, neck and coronary band. Skin samples were taken from lesions and sent to the collaborator laboratory of Veterinary Organization for DNA extraction and analysis by PCR tests. Laboratory results confirmed Contagious Ecthyma (Orf) virus in the wild sheep. This is the first documented report of Orf in wild sheep from Bamou National Park. Keywords : Bamou National Park, Contagious Ecthyma, Wild sheep, PCR