Outbreak-specific monovalent/bivalent vaccination to control and eradicate virulent ovine footrot.

  title={Outbreak-specific monovalent/bivalent vaccination to control and eradicate virulent ovine footrot.},
  author={Om P. Dhungyel and Natalie Schiller and Jeff Eppleston and Deb Lehmann and Paul Nilon and Andrew Ewers and Richard W Whittington},
  volume={31 13},
Footrot is a contagious disease of small ruminants which is caused by the bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus. In its virulent form there are severe economic losses and a very significant animal welfare issue. Sheep and goats can be vaccinated for treatment and prevention of the disease. There are 10 different serogroups of D. nodosus (A-I and M) and immunity is serogroup-specific. When all 10 serogroups are presented together in a vaccine, protection persists for only a few months due to… CONTINUE READING

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