Eradication of virulent footrot from sheep and goats in an endemic area of Nepal and an evaluation of specific vaccination.

@article{Egerton2002EradicationOV,
  title={Eradication of virulent footrot from sheep and goats in an endemic area of Nepal and an evaluation of specific vaccination.},
  author={John R Egerton and Shiva C. Ghimire and Om P. Dhungyel and Hemanta Kumar Shrestha and Hari Datt Joshi and Bhoj Raj Joshi and Kathy A Abbott and Cybe le Kristo},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2002},
  volume={151 10},
  pages={290-5}
}
Programmes based on the identification and treatment of cases and the culling of animals refractory to treatment had failed to eradicate virulent footrot from two districts in the western region of Nepal. From 1993 to 1996 vaccination against two endemic virulent strains of Dichelobacter nodosus was tested for its potential to contribute to the eradication of footrot from the region. Only sheep and goats which had been free of signs of footrot at three inspections at monthly intervals before… CONTINUE READING

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