What is rinderpest disease of animal?
What kinds of animals does this disease affect?
The rinderpest disease is a disease that affect cattle sheep and goat. Technically rinderpest is a contagious disease
Rinderpest was a disease which affect cloven-hoofed animals characterized by fever, necrotic stomatitis, gastroenteritis, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality or death rate
Causes of rinderpest
Rinderpest, also known as cattle plague, is a contagious viral disease affecting cloven- hoofed animals mainly cattle and buffalo.
Rinderpest is caused by a virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Morbillivirus.
Symptoms of being depressed disease of farm animals
- what are the symptoms of rinderpest disease of animal is high fever
- Difficulty in breathing
- Rinderpest causes loss of appetite and weight
- It causes blood stained diarrhoea
- High mortality rate
Method of transmission of rinderpest disease of cattle sheep and goat
- Rinderpest disease is contagious so transmission is by contact
- Contaminated food and water can also cause rinderpest infection
How to control the spread of rinderpest disease
I know this disease has been declared extinct in the world but there are still pockets of the effect of rinderpest although not very popular around the globe
- regular vaccination of farm animals can help in reducing the effect of rinderpest
- Restriction of infected animals and their movement within the farm
- any infected animal with rinderpest can also be isolated